How Can Caped Zebras Make Our Streets Safer?
Updated: May 16, 2019
Everything You Wanted to Know About Safe Streets, but Were Afraid to Ask
On Monday morning, I was greeted by a group of friendly transportation activists and a caped zebra crossing guard while crossing Biscayne Boulevard to Miami's Safe Summit. This week transit and planning geeks convened for the 6th year in a row to learn why so many people are being struck by cars and how to fix the problem. The zebra and activists are Transit Alliance's latest project to convince leadership to make Biscayne Boulevard safer. But wait, what exactly is the Safe Street Summit? How can Biscayne Boulevard be safer? And what's come out of these summits anyway? In an ode to Woody Allen, this blog post answers all your questions about safe street design, but were afraid to ask.
Twas the morn' of Safe Streets and all through the city, people dodged cars on Biscayne, and it wasn't so pretty. Transit Alliance's caped zebras were there, to ask civic leaders to make change or beware. Change is what we need to make our streets better, a choice to walk, bike or take transit, despite traffic or weather. (Not bad.)
Demonstration with a Sense of Humor
It was a pretty benign group of demonstrators who were simply asking the question, what has been done to really make our city safer for people crossing the street?
It doesn't hurt to have some good information- facts and figures to share, and a goofy mascot directing traffic (that's the zebra guys).
SE/SW 1st Street, Miami