February 15, 2016
Walking in urban communities has many health, environmental and economic benefits. Pedestrian safety is a key factor in promoting walkability and health in our Payne-Phalen neighborhood. The District Five Transportation Committee is exploring ways to promote pedestrian safety. On March 21st, they will host a Crosswalk Event to help drivers and pedestrians follow the law and stay safe.
Crosswalk event overview
March 21st, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Maryland and Greenbrier Intersection
A crosswalk event occurs when an individual or group of individuals promote pedestrian safety by demonstrating the proper use of a crosswalk. During the event, a group of community members legally cross in a predetermined crosswalk following the Crosswalk Law.
While crossing, two individuals carry a banner displaying pedestrian safety messages provided by Share the Road. This will be visible to pedestrians and motorists as the banner travels through the intersection in the crosswalks, promoting pedestrian safety to drivers and passersby. Other individuals can promote pedestrian safety by following the banner through the crosswalk and passing out pedestrian safety materials to pedestrians.
Join us! Contact Stuart Knapmiller of the District Five Transportation Committee to learn more.