Here’s a refresher on Portland pedestrian and crosswalk law
From: The City of Portland
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Police Traffic Division, and local pedestrian and bicycle groups conduct “crosswalk education and enforcement actions” throughout the City. Each crosswalk education and enforcement action is an opportunity to educate community members about Oregon crosswalk laws and to enforce the law. View the results of the 2005-2016 Crosswalk Education and Enforcement Actions.
A crosswalk education and 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 and vehicle travel.
Drivers that fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk according to Oregon law can be issued a warning or given a citation that carries a presumptive fine of $260. Pedestrians that jaywalk can also receive a warning or a citation that carries a presumptive fine of $110. Crosswalk enforcement actions are conducted approximately once each month.
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 lane plus 6’ for a pedestrian. In addition, motorists are required to stop curb to curb for a person who is blind or blind and deaf, who is carrying a white cane or accompanied by a dog guide, and who is crossing or about to cross a roadway.
Hear what we’ve learned about Portland’s comp plan and how it will affect Sumner
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
7:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. social time
CNN office (behind the fire station at Sandy Blvd.)
4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland OR 97220
“Portlanders have expressed concerns about the size of new houses, demolitions and the rising cost and lack of housing choices throughout the city. In response, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is taking a fresh look at the allowances for development in single-dwelling neighborhoods.”
Click to read the full Residential Infill booklet.
On Tuesday we will share what we’ve learned about Portland’s Residential Infill Project. SAN members have attended meetings and have worked to ensure that Sumner is a part of the big conversation. We will also present changes to the SAN bylaws that will keep the association effective and invite active participation.
The Sumner Association of Neighbors (SAN) holds meeting nearly every month of the year. We were happy to meet several new neighbors last month. Stop by and learn all the news, and happenings! Grab a treat and a cuppa, have a chat, or just sit back and relax. The meetings are guided by our friendly Chairperson Yvonne and run smoothly with a chance for everyone to speak.
PLUS: Learn the latest neighborhood news, “One-Minute Concerns”, updates from our neighborhood police officers, coffee, treats and free raffle prizes
Click the map to view full size along with sale details.
The Annual Sumner Neighborhood Garage Sale is this weekend! Click the map to view a listing of sale locations and items along with a convenient map.
You can choose to have your sale on just ONE day, TWO days or all THREE days!
The 7th Annual SAN Neighborhood Garage Sale is coming up. This is a great chance to clear out the garage, de-clutter the closets, and pass on the toys and clothes your family has outgrown.
Take advantage of the added traffic and free advertising that comes with a neighborhood garage sale.
What you get:
- Your address and merchandise info will be printed on a map for shoppers attending the garage sale
- Your sale will be included in our advertising on Craigslist and promoted elsewhere
- Printable signs available for download
- A day of fun and some extra cash!
The cutoff date to register is Wednesday, May 31, 2016. To sign up your Sale fill out the form below.
There is no registration fee.
After you sign up, get ready for the big day(s)! Here’s an article with helpful tips on organizing your sale: Garage Sale Tips.