Drivers, walkers, bikers: Police crack down downtown Thursday

EUGENE, Ore. - Behind the wheel, on foot or by bike: Police plan to enforce traffic laws for all users of downtown streets Thursday afternoon.

"Due to traffic violations observed and reported by citizens and noticed by officers, Eugene Police’s Downtown Team will conduct a traffic operation on Thursday, December 13, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Broadway/Willamette and Broadway/Olive areas," the Eugene Police Department said in a press release. "The enforcement will focus equally on all road users, including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

"These violations include traffic control device violations, failure to yield right-of-way violations, speeding, improper turns, failing to signal lane changes or turns, improper lane usage, failing to obey one-way designations, and pedestrians suddenly leaving the curb," police said.