Portland police issued 61 citations and 28 written warnings during a Vision Zero traffic safety mission in Southeast Portland last Thursday.
Vision Zero is the series of policies approved by the City Council to eliminate all fatal and serious injury traffic crashes by 2025. The mission was conducted between 6 and 8 p.m. along Southeast Foster Road from 50th to 92nd Avenues.
According to the police, the location was selected due to the congestion of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit.
The mission was conducted by the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by Transit Police, and East, North and Central Precinct officers. Similar missions will be conducted in the future, as resources allow.
To learn more about Portland's Vision Zero policies, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.