These Movies Don't Win Awards. They Save Lives. And You Can Make Them, Too.
Posted Feb 26 2013 9:16am
I was so pleased to see that this dad took the five little minutes necessary to videotape his walk to school to show how dangerous it is (he lives right around the block from an elementary school but there is no sidewalk). I am also pleased to see that my city is on it .
I have gotten a similar reaction to some of the videotaped situations with which I've provided my city leaders over the years, so big thanks to them for all they are trying to do on this issue. Lesson learned: If you want to show your city or school leaders exactly what your concern is, videotape it. And an especially big public thanks to John Heneghan , who is always first to act on issues relating to pedestrian safety .
Below are some short videos of mine (I try to keep them under two minutes), from over the past few years. Some of these issues are still unresolved, but John Heneghan made sure this crosswalk got built so that kids in a neighborhood almost directly across the street from a new school could actually get there.
Something bothering you where you live? Grab your camera and get on out there. You may not get a seat at next year's Academy Awards ceremony with a big hit, but youdo stand a chance of keeping kids fromgetting hit. A Crosswalk Would Help at Zaban Park from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .