What Exactly Is The Crosswalk Law In Portland, Anyway?
As someone who walks around in Downtown Portland quite a bit, I've noticed something that's quite different from my hometown of Concord, New Hampshire. Back home, whenever someone is standing at a crosswalk, cars immediately stop to let them pass. Here, it's a different story. I was standing at a crosswalk the other day, and at least 20 cars flew by before I had the opportunity to cross. And to be clear, I'm not talking about crosswalks with a walk light. I know that with those, you're supposed to push the button and wait for the signal. I'm talking about crosswalks without those.
So I decided to take a look at what the actual law is in the city of Portland, as it pertains to crosswalks. Here's what I found on mainelegislature.org: