Kasön Bailey’s tragic death can become another traffic death statistic or a springboard for bringing greater safety and convenience to Metro Orlando’s streets for pedestrians and bicyclists. I’m choosing to pursue the latter.
On Sunday, October 17th at 3:00 pm, the first Crosswalk Workshop will be held just 100 yards from the site of the crash that killed Kasön. Keri and I hope to get together a group of six to twelve participants who will demonstrate the proper use of the crosswalk and talk to local residents about the importance of proper crosswalk use. We’ll have brochures to hand out, and Keri has done a T-shirt design that you will be able to purchase from Big Frog tomorrow or Saturday.
We’ll take a couple of hours to meet with local residents who are out walking, explain to them what we’re doing, and demonstrate for them the proper use of the crosswalk. We anticipate that the residents we contact will spread the word and encourage others to use the crosswalk properly. By pedestrians using the crosswalk assertively, motorists will learn to respect the crosswalk, which will encourage more pedestrians to use the crosswalk instead of crossing at random points, which will get more motorist compliance, and so on.
Please call (407-504-2455), e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), or leave a comment if you are interested in participating. Let me know if you would like to purchase a T-shirt. And thanks!