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Remember: Every intersection is a crosswalk

With school back in session the streets are full of Oregonians of all ages walking, biking and driving.

To help everyone get to where they are going safely, Oregon Department of Transportation is launching a new “Every Intersection is a Crosswalk” campaign to remind travelers that all intersections in Oregon — striped or not — are legal crosswalks.

In the weeks ahead, the Oregonian Crossing campaign will be seen on bumper stickers, lawn signs, traffic signal boxes and post cards at public events to help remind travelers to be careful.

Under Oregon law, every intersection is a legal crosswalk. Drivers must stop for people showing intent to cross the street at a marked or unmarked crosswalk or at a marked mid-block crosswalk.

Pedestrians have the right of way at marked and unmarked intersections and mid-block crosswalks. Walkers should signal their intent to cross by extending a hand, foot, wheelchair, cane, crutch or bicycle into the roadway.

For more information visit oregoniancrossing.org.

Learn how to help in disaster response

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a way for people from all walks of life to learn valuable basic skills used during disaster response.

The next CERT Basic Training course will be held Oct., 15 and 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendance is required both days for completion. The training is free and available to individuals ages 16 and up. For more information on CERT and how to register for the course, see hillsboro-oregon.gov/cert.

Tri-Met Line 47 service returns to MAX station

After a long disruption due to construction, Tri-Met bus 47 — Baseline/Evergreen and the Intel shuttle will return to the Orenco/Northwest 231st MAX light rail station bus stop. The change was effective Sunday, Sept. 13. The temporary stop on Northwest Cherry Drive has been removed.

The pathway on the north side of the MAX tracks leading from the station to Northwest 231st has reopened, providing an easier connection to the street and more convenient access to the Orenco Station Bike & Ride facility that’s scheduled to open in October.

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