1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
NE Sandy Blvd at NE 85th Ave
Wednesday, January 23 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Crosswalk enforcement by Police and PBOT to highlight pedestrian safety
Event Types > Construction & Capital Projects > Transportation
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the general public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
The enforcement action takes place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 1/23, at the marked crossing of NE Sandy Blvd and 85th Ave. This crosswalk has ladder bar-style pavement markings and signage.
Many pedestrians use the crossing because of adjacent TriMet bus stops and The Heights at Columbia Knoll retirement facility is located nearby.
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.