In Oregon every intersection is a crosswalk. That means people (and furry mythical creatures) walking have the right of way if they show intent to cross the street.
According to Oregon Revised Statute 801.220, a crosswalk exists at any public road intersection, whether marked or unmarked. People walking have the right of way if they show intent to cross the street.
When you’re driving: You must stop for people showing intent to cross the street at a marked or unmarked crosswalk or at a marked mid-block crosswalk. (OR 811.028)
When Walking: You have the right of way at marked and unmarked intersections and mid-block marked crosswalks when you signal intent to cross. Show intent to cross by extending your hand, foot, wheelchair, cane, crutch or bicycle into the roadway. For your safety - make sure vehicles moving in both directions have stopped before proceeding.
At some point in our day, whether we drive a car, ride a bike or take transit to get around, we are first pedestrians. Many of the trips we take are short, within a 20 minute walk, and could be taken by foot, giving you a chance to exercise, time to unwind and get to know your surroundings in a new way.
Find walking routes, maps and more from organizations throughout the region:
• Walk There! Book
Metro has a series of walks available online from their popular (but out of print) Walk There! book.
• Downtown Walking Map
The city of Beaverton has an online Downtown Walking Map.
• Bike + Walk Maps and Walking Routes
The City of Portland offers free Bike + Walk Maps and links to select walking routes.
• The Intertwine
Find urban hikes, wilderness walks and other adventures throughout the region at The Intertwine.
• Vancouver Parks and Recreation
Discover urban and rural walks in Vancouver and Clark County with Vancouver.
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