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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for July 31

Published on Monday, July 27, 2020 | 2:52 pm
In this undated photograph, runners and bicyclists are seen exercising. A safety operation is planned for July 31.
Credit: City of Pasadena

The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation Friday, July 31.

The operation is aimed at keeping people who need to go out to exercise or run essential errands safe.

“Just because there’s less traffic doesn’t mean traffic rules go out the window,” Lt. Max Dahlstein said. “To protect you and your family, we want to make sure those that are out are following rules intended to keep them safe.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring residents to stay home as much as possible, the Pasadena Police Department recognizes the need to protect the public by looking for violations made by bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians that make roads unsafe.

These violations include drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, failing to stop for signs and signals or any other traffic violation. Officers will also look for pedestrians who cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bicyclists will be stopped when riding on the wrong side of the road, not complying with stop signs and signals, and other violations of the same traffic laws that apply to them as drivers.

The safety of bicyclists and pedestrians remains a top priority of the Pasadena Police Department.

So far this year, the Pasadena Police Department has investigated 44 injury collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians.

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