27 cited by traffic police on Barbur Boulevard
Portland Police snagged a number of alleged speeders and scofflaws on Southwest Barbur Boulevard — handing out 27 citations during a traffic safety mission on Monday night.
Traffic Division officers patrolled Barbur between Hamilton Street and Terwilliger Boulevard between 6 and 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, according to a news release.
"Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and… were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes," the release reports. "One citation was issued to a motorist that an officer observed traveling 58 miles per hour in a posted 35 mile per hour zone."
Traffic safety missions are relatively common in the Rose City, and police say a number of cyclists, pedestrians and transit users frequent Barbur's bike lanes, bus stops and crosswalks.
The safety mission was part of Vision Zero, a city program to create safer streets and eventually eliminate all traffic-related fatalities in Portland.
A pedestrian died inside a crosswalk on this stretch of Barbur several years ago, police say.
For more information on Vision Zero, please click here.