Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Pedestrian Safety

Fall is officially here!

Did you know October happens to be Pedestrian Safety Month

How ever you roam - on foot, roll, or by bike, you are a pedestrian at some point. Thirty-one percent of Wisconsinites do not drive. This also includes people with vision loss. 

On October 12 at 11 a.m., a White Cane Day proclamation will be read at City Hall. I would love for transit/pedestrian advocates join us and support our local B/VI (blind and visually impaired) community. Over 109,000 Wisconsinites who utilize a white cane or guide dog 100% rely on public transportation and being a pedestrian.

On October 15th, White Cane Safety Day celebrates the achievements of people who are Blind or Visually Impaired. It promotes awareness of people walking who use white canes or guide dogs to assist them and to increase awareness of Wisconsin’s White Cane Law, which requires that motorists come to a full stop before approaching closer than 10 feet to a pedestrian who is using a white cane or guide dog.

Please consider reaching out to local officials to help advocate for Audible Pedestrians Signals and Accessibility within our great city!