As noted on Bike Portland blog this morning, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) gave out 13 citations in their crosswalk enforcement mission yesterday on Foster. With a pedestrian decoy on the street, between SE 68th and 69th, eight drivers failed to yield at a crosswalk in just over an hour’s time. There were five other citations given for various unsafe driving, as well as nine warnings. Again, this was in just over an hour of enforcement, so these numbers are revealing…and a little scary.
But it’s not demonstrating anything we don’t already know.
Thanks to BikePortland for bringing an even greater focus to this issue, as it’s often ignored outside of our own neighborhood. You can find the article here.