The police staged a traffic enforcement sting on NE Broadway and Wheeler this morning, citing cyclists for running the stop sign near the intersection that was officially closed to car traffic last week. It's a dangerous spot, notorious for cars right hooking people on bikes as they turn across the bike lane onto Wheeler.
During today's sting, the police also cited four drivers, including two for driving on the newly closed road. From the police press release:
A team of four motorcycle officers and a sergeant started the mission at 8:30 a.m. and finished up at 10:30 a.m.
During the mission, officers encountered mostly cyclists who were in violation of the law. Every cyclist who was stopped and cited was offered the "Share the Road Safety Class" in exchange for a dismissal to the citation.
A total of 53 citations were issued, along with three written warnings.
50 cyclists and four motor vehicles were stopped.
Most citations were for Fail to Obey a Traffic Control Device (Stop Sign) from the North Broadway and Flint intersection; however, there were some citations for the same violation at the intersection of North Flint and Tillamook.