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The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advised the general public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
The enforcement action takes place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the marked crossing of SE Division Street at SE 58th Avenue at Atkinson Elementary School.
Many pedestrians cross at the intersection because of Atkinson,Franklin High School, TriMet bus stops and nearby restaurants and businesses.
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.