January 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Crosswalk enforcement event on NE Sandy Blvd. teaches pedestrian safety tomorrow
PORTLAND,Ore. -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau sent a notice to the general public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for tomorrow, January 23, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
The enforcement action teaks place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the marked crossing of NE Sandy Boulevard at NE 85th 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.
Learn more about PBOT’s safety work at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.