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Pedestrian safety focus of Capitol Highway action

Drivers, get ready to hit your brakes. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Police Bureau will conduct a crosswalk enforcement action from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the marked crossing on Southwest Capital Highway at Miles Street.

Local residents asked the city to focus on the crossing area because of safety concerns. School children and transit rides use the crossing every day. A pre-school is on one corner and the crossing, a public school bus stop is on Miles Street, and two TriMet stops are a short walk away.

A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy who will walk across busy streets at marked or unmarked crosswalks. Drivers who don’t stop could get a warning or a citation from police watching nearby.

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