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The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Department of Transportation is conducting three crosswalk enforcement initiatives Saturday morning. “Crosswalk enforcement initiative” is nice way to say “sting operation.”
Here’s how it goes down.
Undercover cops posing as pedestrians step off the curb at a marked crosswalk.
If you, the driver doesn’t stop and allow them to completely cross the street, you can be fined $50 to $500.
Here are the three locations:
Downtown commuters, get ready to wait a little longer than normal in traffic starting Tuesday morning, July 5th.
Two major street closures due to road construction will kick off downtown to add more frustration to morning and afternoon commutes.
The first one is in the Loop and is part of the Revive the Drive, Wacker Drive rehab project.
As the project moves south along Wacker Drive starting Tuesday, Madison St. will be closed from Canal St. to Franklin, along with Wacker closing from north of Monroe St. to south of Washington St.
Chicago Police and the Chicago Department of Transportation bring their crosswalk enforcement initiative to the Gold Coast Wednesday night.
The intersection of LaSalle and Chestnut Streets will be ground zero tonight from 8 PM until 10 PM for crosswalk enforcement. This program undercover cops posing as pedestrians who step off the curb into a crosswalk to attempt crossing the street in front of an oncoming vehicle.
If the driver doesn’t come to a complete stop and allow the “pedestrian” to cross the street completely, the motorist can be ticketed and potentially fined $50 to $500.
Reducing right turn on red streets, narrowing street widths, reducing speed limits on residential streets, giving pedestrians several second head start before traffic lights change and allowing pedestrians to cross intersections diagonally are just a few of the ideas Klein is floating in an interview in the Chicago Sun-Times.
CPD and CDOT have three crosswalk stings scheduled for Saturday morning.
Either avoid these areas altogether or make sure you come to a complete stop when pedestrians step off the curb or are trying to cross the street. Let the pedestrians (real or undercover cops posing as peds) completely cross the street before proceeding or you may be looking at a $50 to $500 ticket.
Here are the three sting locations:
The Chicago Department of Transportation began a repaving project on Lake Shore Drive between Belmont and Irving Park Road on Tuesday of last week (May 31st). Both these exit/entrance points are perhaps the busiest two ramps on the entire drive during the summer baseball season.
While of course this road construction will have a traffic impact on LSD, but perhaps traffic impacts could become epic before and after Chicago Cubs games.
Because it’s probably not a pedestrian, but an undercover Chicago policeman.
Off duty Chicago police officers will be conducting crosswalk enforcement stings Saturday at three locations around the city.
Make sure when they step off the curb in front of your approaching vehicle, you come to a complete stop and let them cross to the other side before proceeding. Otherwise you’ll end in court and an expensive fine between $50 to $500.
Give pedestrians the brake. Drive safely Saturday. No, drive safely always.
Here are the locations for Saturday, June 4:
The police department will be out doing crosswalk enforcement at select intersections starting at 8 AM.
The Crosswalk Enforcement Initiatives program is a form of driver education which teaches motorists via hefty fines, that they must always stop to allow pedestrians to cross the street at intersections.
Cops, acting like pedestrians will step off the curb and into the crosswalk to ostensibly reach the other side of the street. If you don’t stop and let the “pedestrian” completely cross the street, you will be fined anywhere from $50 to $500. Ouch.
Here’s where enforcement teams will be on Saturday, May 21st:
Work For Proposed Elston Bypass Could Start In 2013
It’s one of the most congested, confounding and accident prone intersections in the city.
Every day an average of 70,000 drivers get delayed and frustrated by the asphalt tentacles of the six corner, three way monster of an intersection of Damen-Elston-Fullerton, on the western edge of Lincoln Park.
“Our office gets more calls from drivers about this intersection than anything else,” says 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack saying the traffic has gotten worse over the past few years. “Due to the vast amount of development that went on in past years, all these people (in the ward) get to the highway using this intersection.”
But Wednesday afternoon, the city formally announced its plans for a bold and dramatic reconfiguration of this troublesome intersection at a public hearing held at the Bucktown-Wicker Park Library at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.
CDOT says construction crews have finished demolition of both Upper and Lower Wacker Drive from Randolph St. to just south of Washington Street. New support columns have been installed, and forms to allow concrete to be poured soon for Upper Wacker.