A crosswalk can be marked or unmarked. ORS 801.220.
A marked crosswalk is any portion of the roadway, at an intersection or not at an intersection, that is distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the roadway. ORS 801.220.
If an intersection has a marked crosswalk a pedestrian must use the marked crosswalk at the intersection to cross the roadway. ORS 801.220.
An unmarked crosswalk is where the lines of the opposite facing sidewalks, shoulders, or curbs create a line and the unmarked crosswalk is up to 20 feet wide, or if there are no sidewalks or shoulders, where the crosswalk would be if there were sidewalks or shoulders (up to six feet wide). ORS 801.220(1) and (2).
An intersection is created when two or more roadways join together at any angle. ORS 801.320.
An alley intersecting a roadway does not create an intersection. ORS 801.320(3).
A traffic control device is any sign, marking or device placed, operated or erected by any road authority for the purpose of guiding, directing, warning, or regulating traffic. ORS 801.540.
A pedestrian is considered to be crossing a roadway in the crosswalk when any part of their body, their wheelchair, cane, crutch, or bicycle moves into the crosswalk with the intent to proceed. A pedestrian does not need to put their whole body into the crosswalk to trigger their right of way. ORS 811.028(4).
When a pedestrian is crossing in a crosswalk, vehicle operators must stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian has cleared the lane the vehicle is in and the lane adjacent to the lane the vehicle is in. For the purposes of counting lanes, a bicycle lane and a parking lane are not counted. ORS 811.028.
When a vehicle is turning over a crosswalk and a pedestrian is crossing with a crossing signal the turning driver must stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the lane they are turning into and six feet into the adjacent lane. ORS 811.028(1)(b)(E).
When a vehicle is turning over a crosswalk and a pedestrian is crossing without a crossing signal the turning driver must stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the lane they are turning into and the adjacent lane. ORS 811.028(1)(b)(D).
A vehicle operator must stop if they approach from the rear another vehicle stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross regardless of the position of the pedestrian at the time. ORS 811.020.
Vehicle operators must stop and remain stopped for a blind pedestrian carrying a white cane or accompanied by a guide dog who is crossing or about to cross a roadway, even if the blind pedestrian is not crossing in a crosswalk or is crossing against the direction of a traffic control device. ORS 811.035.
A pedestrian must obey all traffic control devices applicable to the pedestrian unless complying with the direction of a law enforcement officer. ORS 814.020.
A pedestrian facing a “WALK” signal or another symbol may proceed across a roadway. ORS 814.410(6)(a).
A pedestrian facing a “WAIT”, “DON’T WALK” or another symbol may not proceed. This means it is unlawful for a pedestrian to enter a crosswalk on any symbol other than “WALK”, including a flashing “WAIT”, “DON’T WALK”, or symbol. ORS 814.010(6)(b).
If a signal changes from “WALK” to “WAIT”, “DON’T WALK”, or another symbol while a pedestrian is in a crosswalk they must proceed “with dispatch” to a sidewalk or safety island. ORS 814.010(6)(b).
Vehicle operators are required to yield to traffic patrol members (crossing guards) in the crosswalk. ORS 811.017, ORS 339.650.
A vehicle operator is not required to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk when the pedestrian is crossing the roadway on the opposite side of a safety island. ORS 811.208(3)(a).
A vehicle operator is not required to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian when the pedestrian is crossing in a crosswalk and a pedestrian safety tunnel or overhead crossing has been provided at or near the crosswalk. ORS 811.028(3)(b).
A pedestrian must use a pedestrian tunnel or overhead crossing to cross a roadway one is provided. ***note there is no exception for a person with a disability in this statute*** ORS 814.060(1).
Local road authorities are permitted to regulate the movement of pedestrians in their jurisdictions by establishing crosswalks, closing crosswalks and prohibiting pedestrians from crossing in certain places, or establishing laws that prohibit crossing outside of the crosswalk (jaywalking), so it is important to know your municipal or county laws as well as the state laws. ORS 810.080.