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PPB crosswalk enforcement action tomorrow on SE Foster Road

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 22nd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This just in from PBOT:

NEWS ADVISORY
Crosswalk enforcement is tomorrow on SE Foster Road with Police

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advised the general public that a crosswalk enforcement action was scheduled for Wednesday to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.

The enforcement action will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the marked, mid-block crossing of SE Foster Road between SE 68th and SE 69th avenues near 6880 SE Foster Road.

This mid-block crossing has a pedestrian median, pavement markings and signage alerting people driving and pedestrians of the crossing.

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.

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Comments
  • Ely May 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

    how do we get crosswalk enforcement in our neighborhood? Two unmarked crosswalks on N Lombard between Ida and the Peninsula Crossing Trail are routinely ignored by people in cars. A timid person could stand there forever. We've also had two recent collisions at the marked and signaled crosswalk at Ida. a little help maybe?

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  • Spiffy May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I'm thinking 503-823-SAFE might get you to the right people...

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