Safety on North Saint Louis Ave is focus of Wednesday’s crosswalk enforcement
PORTLAND,Ore. – The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled at the marked crossing of North Saint Louis Avenue and North Central Street on Wednesday, October 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
This crossing features a pedestrian median island and provides access to adjacent TriMet bus stops and nearby St. Johns Park and St. Johns Community Center.
A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crosswalks. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who 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. These enforcement actions are conducted approximately once a month.
Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/StreetSmart to learn more about the StreetSmart – Go Safe effort.