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Crosswalk Enforcement Initiatives

Crosswalk enforcement effort

 

Continuing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the city, CDOT and the Chicago Police Department are continuing crosswalk enforcement initiatives in 2014.

The crosswalk awareness initiatives involve an off-duty, undercover police officer posing as a pedestrian crossing at a crosswalk.  If oncoming drivers don’t stop for the pedestrian—as required by law—the vehicle will be pulled over by a police spotter further down the street.

Motorists can face fines ranging from $50 to $500 for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Last year the Police Department issued more than 1,000 citations for failure to stop for pedestrians in marked and unmarked crosswalks. 

Crosswalk awareness initiatives are planned throughout the city and locations chosen are close to schools, senior housing facilities and retail areas.  Most locations are near a recent pedestrian crash location.

The crosswalk awareness initiative is funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.  Because the program uses off-duty police officers, it does not divert police resources from other crime-fighting efforts.

CDOT has completed numerous safety-related improvements throughout the city, including traffic-calming installations such as speed humps and curb bumpouts to slow vehicles, as well as pedestrian-countdown signals that tell pedestrians how much time they have to cross the street.

 

2014 Crosswalk Enforcement Initiative Numbers

  • 86 crosswalk enforcement missions
  • 2,213 citations issued for "Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk"
  • 1,128 other citations issued

 

2013 Crosswalk Enforcement Initiative Numbers

  • 69 crosswalk enforcement missions
  • 1,234 citations issued for "Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk"
  • 269 other citations issued

 

2012 Crosswalk Enforcement Initiative Numbers

  • 70 crosswalk enforcement missions
  • 1,071 citations issued for "Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk"
  • 63 other citations issued

 

2011 Crosswalk Enforcement Initiative Numbers (April - September)

  • 55 crosswalk enforcement missions
  • 801 citations issued for "Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk"
  • 80 other citations issued

 

2010 Crosswalk Enforcement Initiative Numbers

  • 60 total crosswalk enforcement missions
  • 1177 citations issued for "Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in Crosswalk"
  • 176 other citations issued

 

2014 Crosswalk Enforcement Schedule 

(Note: Enforcement is subject to change based on weather and other factors.  Signage is posted at each enforcement location to inform motorists and pedestrians)

 

Tuesday July 1, 2014

Clark & Germania     12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Thursday July 3, 2014

79th & Ingleside      8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

79th & Wabash       10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

71st & Rhodes         12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Friday July 18, 2014

Ashland & 18th Place     7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Marshfield & 47th Place  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

35th St & Rhodes          12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday July 23, 2014

Cicero & Adams            7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Pershing & Artesian      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Springfield & Jackson    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday July 29, 2014

Madison & Lamon          7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

Jackson & Karlov           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Archer & Richmond        12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Ashland & 18th Place      7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Western & Cornelia        10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lincoln & Altgeld St        12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday August 5, 2014

Marquette & Lowe           7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
63rd & Kolin                  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
55th & Troy                   12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Wednesday August 6, 2014

Chicago & LeClaire          7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Diversey & Mason           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Milwaukee & Wolfram St  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Diversey & Moody           7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Kedzie & Sunnyside        10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Irving Park & Avondale   12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Thursday August 14, 2014

Stony Island & 72nd               7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
87th & Blackstone                  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
56th & Martin Luther King Dr.   12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Friday August 15, 2014

Western & 70th             7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
83rd & Kenwood            10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
79th & Saginaw             12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Thursday August 28, 2014

18th Place & Ashland            7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Lawrence & Spaulding           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Irving Park & Greenview Ave  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Wednesday September 3, 2014

Pershing & Artesian           7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
72nd & Western               10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
35th & Rhodes                 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Thursday September 4, 2014

Kedzie & Schubert            7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Logan & Albany               10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lawrence & Spaulding      12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Monday September 8, 2014

Pulaski & Monroe           7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
55th & Troy                  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
70th & Western            12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Tuesday September 9, 2014

Pulaski & Monroe             7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Irving & Greenview          10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lincoln & Altgeld              12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Thursday September 11, 2014

Pulaski & Monroe                             7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
72nd & Western                               10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
56th & Martin Luther King Dr.            12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Monday September 15, 2014

Lincoln & Cornelia                         7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Kenmore & Clybourn                      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Ave & Lotus                         12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Washington & Pine Ave     7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Chicago & LeClaire           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pulaski & Monroe             12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Halsted & Oakdale Ave         7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Central & Patterson Ave       10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Ave & Linder Ave        12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m 

Thursday September 18, 2014

Cicero & Adams                  7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Pulaski & Monroe                10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
47th & Marshfield               12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

Friday September 19, 2014

115th St & Laflin                  7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
79th St & Saginaw               10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
83rd St & Kenwood              12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

79th & Wabash             7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
67th & Aberdeen           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
18th St & Pulaski           12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Washington & Lorel               7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Harlem & Waveland               10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Devon & Claremont                12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Central & West End            7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
63rd St & Kolin                 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
71st St & Rhodes              12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Western & Cornelia          7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Addison & Hoyne             10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Clark & Wisconsin            12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

Friday, September 26, 2014

35th St & Hermitage          7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
87th St & Throop              10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
47th St & Karlov               12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

 

 

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