On Saturday, November 21, at 2:30 p.m., SDOT will launch the 2009 Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign at Pacific Place Mall in downtown Seattle. Following a “safety fair” with bags and stencils for the kids (beginning at 1:30 p.m.), Emcee Penny LeGate of KIRO-TV will introduce the campaign. Speakers at the event will include Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis, Councilmembers Jan Drago and Nick Licata, SDOT Director Grace Crunican, and SPD Assistant Chief Mike Sanford.
The goal of the campaign is to reduce collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in downtown Seattle this holiday season. The campaign reminds people that they are both drivers and pedestrians and encourages everyone to “take it slow” at this busy time of year. A sample of the artwork and messaging for the campaign is below. In addition to posters and postcards around downtown, you’ll see this campaign on the sides of buses, inside buses, on parking pay stations, on coffee sleeves, and on coasters in downtown restaurants.