Crosswalk sting on Glisan Street Wednesday
To raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and police announced a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled at the marked pedestrian crossing of Northeast Glisan Street at 78th Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Of the four crossings at this intersection, one is a marked crosswalk and the other three are unmarked.
Police are focusing enforcement at the marked crosswalk.
The crosswalk is popular with people walking to nearby TriMet bus stops, the Montavilla Community Center and Vestal Elementary School.
Crosswalk enforcement actions include a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crossings.
Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crossing and pedestrians who jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by police.
Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians, said police.
The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.
These enforcement actions are conducted approximately once a month.