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    Police to conduct pedestrian safety operation in Central City neighborhood

    By Hannah Seibold,

    24 days ago

    The Gresham Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety operation between 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the intersection of S.E. Division Street and Main Avenue.

    Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

    "Pedestrian safety education is vital to keeping our roads safe," Gresham Police Department said in a press release.

    Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are already crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane next to the lane they are travelling in.

    The department hopes to raise pedestrian safety awareness for both drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-ways laws.

    East Multnomah County Vehicular Crimes Team investigated 11 pedestrian fatalities in 2023 that resulted from crashes involving vehicles and pedestrians in Gresham.

    Funding for this operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional operations will be scheduled during the summer and in September as the school year begins.

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