The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau sent a notice to the general public today that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Friday, April 19, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
The enforcement action will be during the morning commute, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the marked crossing of NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at NE Jarrett Street.
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. They are conducted approximately once a month.
Learn more about PBOT’s safety work at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.