This organization is based in New York City, but it shows what can be done: simply stop electing politicians who
don't have a clue about 21st-century
transportation where pedestrians, bicyclists, and people count.
Contact you elected and appointed representatives and
check their understanding of transportation.
If they blab on about cars and highways without a mention
of complete and safe streets, livable streets, and
putting people first rather than cars, let them know that you will
not vote for them.
Insist to your elected representatives that they use fact-based reasoning in transporation policies and
Support Transit Reform that places people first and uses sane, evidence-based, scientific-based reasons for favoring human beings over the subsidy of automobile dependency.
Separate housing from parking: don't force
people to pay for parking spaces when they rent or buy a home--allow
for car-free, parking-space-free transit homes
to be established for people who need them.
Stop free or under-priced parking: recognize
the The High Cost of Free Parking
and reset urban priorities to favor pedestrians and bicyclists instead.
Insist on enforcement of traffic and parking laws.
Too often, public opinion is very much against the law with regard to
traffic and parking. Support your local police and politicans
who seek to enforce laws on ticketing speeders, illegally parked
cars, and other law violations.
Call in to your local police reports of
vehicles which are speeding or illegally parked.
Encourage an attitude among everyone
you know that pedestrian safety depends on people obeying traffic
laws. If traffic laws are not obeyed and then not
enforced, the lives of pedestrians
are often miserable (or, sadly, shortened by death).
Practice and advocate for pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center:
Information site for pedestrian and bicycle health, safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility information. Presented by the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Highway Safety Research Center and edited by engineers, urban planners, and other specialists. Includes links to related Web sites and programs, including International Walk to School in the USA.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety:
from the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
outlines some plans, facts, and other information.
Practice and advocate for safety as a driver.
Don't drink and drive.
Don't text and drive. Visit It Can Wait: for the love of
your family, yourself, and other human beings, don't text and drive.
Urge your family members and others you know to take this pledge.
Watch this video:
"From One Second To The Next," and please share it with others.
Don't drive distracted. This means cell phones!
Your automobile is deadly--be careful.
If you drive a car, realize that you can easily kill people with it!
Obey traffic laws. If you simply don't
or can't drive responsibly--don't drive--sell your car and
walk, take a taxi, or take public transit instead.
Support Vision Zero, a goal of having 0 traffic fatalities and severe injuries.