“This is great because it’s actually a physical person standing out there with a sign so when the folks are stopped at the intersection at the red lights, they are seeing these folks walk across the street in the cross walks with the sign to bring more awareness to the drivers that are out here.” –Traffic Unit Officer Tyler Rivers
Really digging this unconventional bike safety campaign in Baltimore County using human signs at busy intersections to encourage drivers to slow down and give bicyclists space. They been out on the streets all of May for Bike Safety Month with the goal of drawing attention to steps for preventing crashes, especially during the spring and summer when more people are out walking and biking.
“Letting drivers know to give bicyclists 3 foot space. That’s the law in Maryland. Pedestrians have to follow the rules, cross at the cross walk when possible. The whole idea behind this campaign is to eliminate all serious crashes fatalities and injuries.” –Principal Transportation Engineer for Baltimore Metropolitan Council Bala Akundi
Cheers to the creative people behind this attention grabbing initiative. Well done!