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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 you do stand a chance of keeping kids from getting hit.
A Crosswalk Would Help at Zaban Park from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .

Children Can't Cross Street Safely to Get to Green School from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .

Will the Kids Closest to New School Ever Be Able to Walk There Safely? from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .

Habitual School Bus Idling Harmful to Children from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .

Vehicles Parked on Sidewalks Impede Walking/Biking to School from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .

Accommodate Pedestrians and Bike Riders DURING Construction Projects, Please from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .

Check that Crosswalks by School Are Clearly Visible from Pattie Baker on Vimeo .
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