In another initiative to grab the attention of motorists who speed, blow stop signs or otherwise drive inconsiderately, residents on more than 60 blocks have signed up to post lawn signs designed to make District 10 streets safer.
The signs are appearing in different parts of the neighborhood for a week or so at a time, then rotating to other blocks. The signs carry three different messages: “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here,” “Slow, Please: Free-Range Children, Adults & Dogs” and “Thanks for Slowing Down.” More than 150 residents selected these messages as the most effective way of taking back neighborhood streets from drivers who seem to disregard the fact that people live, walk, and bike here.
If you’re interested in organizing your neighbors to post signs on your block, contact the District 10 office at 651-644-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop for Me: Meanwhile, District 10 residents will take part in another Stop for Me pedestrian safety demonstration on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the intersection of Como, Front and Dale. During the demonstration, police will ticket drivers who fail to obey state law that requires them to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk.