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Crossing in a Winter Wonderland


As part of the Center City Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign, on Saturday, December 10, SDOT joined forces with the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Feet First to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to take it slow and pay attention. Peter Hahn, SDOT Director, Kate Joncas, DSA President and CEO, and, Ross Bentley race car driver and author, gave brief presentations after a crosswalk action.

A group of people, including police, the Metropolitan Improvement District, volunteers and the Feet First chicken participated in the crosswalk action. The walkers were highly visible in bright color vests; some held crosswalk flags and others carried signs with the safely campaign slogan and some saying “Slow Down”, “Watch Out For Me”, among others.

Walkers holding signs waiting patiently to cross the street (photo courtesy of Feet First)








The chicken crossed the road safely! (photo courtesy of Feet First)

Well, if you are asking yourself “What can I do?” here are a few things to consider:

Practice Safe Behavior

Oh the weather outside is frightful, ‘
But Downtown Seattle’s so delightful,
With so many nice places to go,
Take it slow! Take it slow! Take it slow!

Know the rules of the road. Together we can make this a safe Seattle season.

Take the Safety Pledge – If you are shopping at Pacific Place or in Pioneer Square, visit participating stores and take our safety pledge to cross safely at identified crosswalks, watch for cars when walking and take extra precautions when driving, biking and walking. If you take the pledge you’ll be entered to win a $500 gift certificate. Read the contest rules.

Visit SDOT’s Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign site for tips for driving, walking and biking safely during the busy holiday season (and beyond!).  See you in the crosswalk!