April 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Crosswalk enforcement with police happening next week at E. Burnside, 24th
PORTLAND,Ore.-- The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Bureau of Transportation advise the general public that there will be a crosswalk enforcement action on Wednesday, April 25, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
The enforcement will take place from Noon to 2:30 p.m. at a crossing of E Burnside Street at NE 24th Avenue.
A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crosswalks. Drivers that fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians that jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by the Portland Police Bureau.
Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings. They are conducted approximately once a month.
Visit www.PortlandOnline.com/StreetSmart to learn more about the StreetSmart – Go Safe effort.