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Gresham Police to conduct pedestrian safety operation

Goal is to raise right-of-way awareness for drivers and pedestrians


The Gresham Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety operation from 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the intersection of Northwest Division Street and Northwest Overlook Avenue.

The goal is to raise safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right-of-way laws. Prior to entering the area where the operation will take place, drivers will see warning signs.

Motorists must stop and yield for pedestrians waiting to cross, or in the process of crossing, the road. Drivers must also stop at any crosswalk when there is already a vehicle stopped in the lane next to the one they are in.

Funding for the pedestrian education opportunity comes from a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon’s Department of Transportation. Future operations will be scheduled throughout the summer and in September in advance of the new school year.