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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

 

2015 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)

 

April 17th, 2015

08:00 - 09:45  Lincoln and Cornella  
10:00 - 12:00  Kenmore and Clyborne
12:30 - 14:00  18th Place and Ashland

May 19th, 2015

08:00 - 10:00  64th St & Halsted
10:00 - 12:00  63rd St & Kolin
12:00 - 14:00  55th St & Albany

May 27, 2015

08:00 – 10:00  Roosevelt from Austin to Central
10:00 – 12:00  87th Street and Ada
12:00 – 14:00  Pulaski from Madison to Roosevelt

May 29, 2015                                                            

08:00 - 10:00  35th St & Rhodes
10:00 - 12:00  70th St & South Shore Drive
12:00 - 14:00  79th St & Eberhart

08:00 - 10:00  Division & Wolcott
10:00 - 12:00  Grand Ave &Union
12:00 - 14:00  North Ave & North Park


May 30, 2015

08:00 - 10:00  72nd St & Stony Island
10:00 - 12:00  83rd St & Kenwood
12:00 - 14:00  87th St & Blackstone

 

June 3, 2015 

07:00 - 15:00 47th St & Forrestville
07:00 - 15:00 68th St & Damen
07:00 - 15:00 Pulaski & Gladys

 

June 4, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 68th St & Stony
10:00 - 12:00 79th St & Wabash 
12:00 - 14:00 55th St & Fairfield  

 

June 5, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 89th St & Cottage Grove
10:00 - 12:00 93rd St & Ashland   
12:00 - 14:00 58th St & Kedzie    

 

June 10, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 Irving and Avondale
10:00 - 12:00 Irving and Pioneer
12:00 - 14:00 Lawrence and Hamilton  

 

June 23, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 Kedzie and Catalpa
10:00 - 12:00 Lincoln and Balmoral
12:00 - 14:00 Halsted and Buckingham Pl

 

June 24, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 Grand and Latrobe
10:00 - 12:00 Kimball and Cullom
12:00 - 14:00 Addison and Neva


June 26, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 47th & Hermitage 
10:00 - 12:00 70th St & Western Ave
12:00 - 14:00 79th St & Drexel


July 7  2015,

08:00 - 10:00 Lawrence & Campbell
10:00 - 12:00 Western Ave & Argyle
12:00 - 14:00 Wilson, between Kedzie and Kimball


July 8, 2015

08:00 - 10:00 Chicago & Lamon
10:00 - 12:00 Armitage & Lawler 
12:00 - 14:00 North Ave & Linder  

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