The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau will hold a crosswalk enforcement action at SE 148th Ave and SE Main St on Wednesday, September 25th from 1-2:30pm. The location for this enforcement action was chosen because of its proximity to Parklane Elementary School and concerns the City has for pedestrian and driver safety on SE 148th Ave.
A crosswalk enforcement action includes one or more pedestrian decoys strategically positioned at locations that have marked or unmarked crosswalks and a fair amount of pedestrian activity. 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.
The Oregon Crosswalk Law (ORS 811/028) states that "Motorists are required to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians in a marked or unmarked crosswalk when the pedestrian is in the motorist’s lane or the adjacent lane." Drivers must stop and remain stopped until pedestrians crossing the street clear the driver’s lane plus the lane before and the lane after the driver’s lane. When making a turn at a traffic controlled intersection, motorists are required to stop while the pedestrian is in the driver's lane plus 6 feet. In addition, motorists are required to stop curb to curb for a blind person with a seeing eye dog or white cane.
Learn more about the Transportation Bureau’s safety work at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390 and pedestrian rights and responsibilities at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/435879