A Park City police officer pulled over a bicyclist late in September after the person reportedly rode through a red light, another case involving a cyclist observed breaking a traffic law.
The Police Department reported the case at 10:23 a.m. on Sept. 30.
According to police logs, the officer was driving on Empire Avenue and approached the intersection with Park Avenue, one of the busiest traffic spots in Park City. The police logs indicated the officer watched the bicyclist ride through a red light. It appears from the logs the bicyclist was stopped at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Short Line Road, a short distance from the spot where the bicyclist was seen riding through the red light.
The logs did not provide details, including which direction the bicyclist was headed. They also do not provide details about the stop itself. The police have said other bicyclists pulled over for breaking traffic laws have been warned rather than ticketed.
Bicyclists are required to follow traffic laws when they are riding on public streets, including stopping at red lights and at stop signs.
The Police Department once employed an officer who stressed bicyclist safety and pulled over a series of riders for violating traffic laws. The officer left the force last fall. Some of the earlier cases involved bicyclists disregarding stop signs rather than riding through a red light.