PORTLAND – Portland police stopped and cited dozens of cyclists and a handful of drivers in a two-hour traffic sting Thursday morning.
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 and three written warnings were issued. Police stopped 50 cyclists and four drivers from the North Broadway, Tillamook and Flint intersections.
Most cyclist citations were for running a stop sign at Broadway and Flint, and several for the same violation at Flint and Tillamook.
Two of the four drivers were cited for violating a newly built "road closed" area at Broadway and Wheeler.