Streetfilms: First Graders Show Us How to Share the Road

How’s this for understanding modal harmony?

Livable Streets Education has been working with New York City students, encouraging them to explore and question the environments around their schools and in their neighborhoods — and to voice the changes they want to see on their streets. We recently asked first graders at P.S. 87 to give advice to pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, and to illustrate their words of wisdom. Here’s a montage of their wonderfully perceptive responses (and if you’re a fan of kids’ drawings, don’t forget the companion piece from kindergartners).

  • Awesome!

    These kids are onto something….

    I wonder what the children of Los Angeles would have to say about this…

    Perhaps we could get permission to screen this at a couple schools in LA?


Cities Try Other Crosswalk Safety Plans

Santa Monica Also Uses Ped. Decoys USA Today reports on what other cities are doing to try and improve pedestrian safety, particularly in crosswalks. Below is the list of some of the innovative plans that are being tried throughout the country. Can you guess which one wasn’t mentioned as part of the article? In Portland, […]