MOTUnes Monday | Philadelphia Freedom

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. Today, we are listening to a Philadelphia-themed song with Elton John’s 1975 “Philadelphia Freedom”.

Tidbit Tuesday | You have eyeballs. Use them.

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

You have eyeballs. Use them.

In support of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science—our pedestrian-driver safety campaign that seeks to leverage the engineering work that the Streets Department has implemented in recent years—we will be using Tidbit Tuesdays as opportunity to share pedestrian-driver safety reminders. This reminder is one of many advertisements that were installed across the city on buses, trolleys, trains, and bus shelters. We all know how to safely access the road, but sometimes a reminder is helpful. They are intentionally straight-forward as they aim to illustrate how simple road safety should be for drivers, pedestrians, and transit users.

However, in order to ensure the success of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, we need your involvement! We believe that street safety requires a shared understanding for the importance the issue. After all, it is an issue that impacts each and everyone of us. As part, we encourage you to share these images, as well as other resources provided on its website, to get the word out about the importance of driver-pedestrian safety in Philadelphia.

Want to learn more about It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science? Check out the overview here.

Tidbit Tuesday | Don’t just read the signs. Follow them.

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.
Don't just read the signs. Follow them.

In support of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science—our pedestrian-driver safety campaign that seeks to leverage the engineering work that the Streets Department has implemented in recent years—we will be using Tidbit Tuesdays as opportunity to share pedestrian-driver safety reminders. This reminder is one of many advertisements that were installed across the city on buses, trolleys, trains, and bus shelters. We all know how to safely access the road, but sometimes a reminder is helpful. They are intentionally straight-forward as they aim to illustrate how simple road safety should be for drivers, pedestrians, and transit users.

However, in order to ensure the success of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, we need your involvement! We believe that street safety requires a shared understanding for the importance the issue. After all, it is an issue that impacts each and everyone of us. As part, we encourage you to share these images, as well as other resources provided on its website, to get the word out about the importance of driver-pedestrian safety in Philadelphia.

Want to learn more about It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science? Check out the overview here.

Tidbit Tuesday | Pick. Your. Head. Up.

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

Pick. Your. Head. Up.

In support of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science—our pedestrian-driver safety campaign that seeks to leverage the engineering work that the Streets Department has implemented in recent years—we will be using Tidbit Tuesdays as opportunity to share pedestrian-driver safety reminders. This reminder is one of many advertisements that were installed across the city on buses, trolleys, trains, and bus shelters. We all know how to safely access the road, but sometimes a reminder is helpful. They are intentionally straight-forward as they aim to illustrate how simple road safety should be for drivers, pedestrians, and transit users.

However, in order to ensure the success of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, we need your involvement! We believe that street safety requires a shared understanding for the importance the issue. After all, it is an issue that impacts each and everyone of us. As part, we encourage you to share these images, as well as other resources provided on its website, to get the word out about the importance of driver-pedestrian safety in Philadelphia.

Want to learn more about It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science? Check out the overview here.

Tidbit Tuesday | Jaywalking can lead to not walking.

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

4.21 Jaywalking can lead to not walking.

In support of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science—our pedestrian-driver safety campaign that seeks to leverage the engineering work that the Streets Department has implemented in recent years—we will be using Tidbit Tuesdays as opportunity to share pedestrian-driver safety reminders. This reminder is one of many advertisements that were installed across the city on buses, trolleys, trains, and bus shelters. We all know how to safely access the road, but sometimes a reminder is helpful. They are intentionally straight-forward as they aim to illustrate how simple road safety should be for drivers, pedestrians, and transit users.

However, in order to ensure the success of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, we need your involvement! We believe that street safety requires a shared understanding for the importance the issue. After all, it is an issue that impacts each and everyone of us. As part, we encourage you to share these images, as well as other resources provided on its website, to get the word out about the importance of driver-pedestrian safety in Philadelphia.

Want to learn more about It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science? Check out the overview here.

MOTUnes Monday | Wheely Wheely

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This month, we want to share our enthusiasm for the launch of Philly’s newest transportation system, Indego, with bike related songs. Today, Early B’s Wheely Wheely is dedicated to all the Philly youth who ride bicycles.

We hope you will join us at Eakins Oval on Thursday at noon for the Indego kick-off festivities!

Tidbit Tuesday | Cars have bumpers. People don’t.

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

4.14 Cars have bumpers. People don't.

In support of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science—our pedestrian-driver safety campaign that seeks to leverage the engineering work that the Streets Department has implemented in recent years—we will be using Tidbit Tuesdays as opportunity to share pedestrian-driver safety reminders. This reminder is one of many advertisements that were installed across the city on buses, trolleys, trains, and bus shelters. We all know how to safely access the road, but sometimes a reminder is helpful. They are intentionally straight-forward as they aim to illustrate how simple road safety should be for drivers, pedestrians, and transit users.

However, in order to ensure the success of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, we need your involvement! We believe that street safety requires a shared understanding for the importance the issue. After all, it is an issue that impacts each and everyone of us. As part, we encourage you to share these images, as well as other resources provided on its website, to get the word out about the importance of driver-pedestrian safety in Philadelphia.

Want to learn more about It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science? Check out the overview here.

MOTUnes Monday | Tour de France

Every Monday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) brings you MOTUnes Monday, a selection of some of our favorite transportation and utilities-related songs. This month, we want to share our enthusiasm for the launch of Philly’s newest transportation system, Indego, with bike related songs. Today, we’re training for Le Tour de France with the German electronic band, Kraftwerk.

We hope you will join us for the Indego kick-off festivities at noon on April 23rd in the Eakins Oval!

It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science

As you may remember, in March we held #NotRocketScience pop-up pedestrian safety events in Philadelphia’s high pedestrian crash corridors.  These events included three individuals dressed in over-the-top “safety suits” working to educate the public about safe driver-pedestrian interactions.  From these events we worked with LevLane and Neighborhood Film Co. to create PSA’s to ensure that even more Philadelphians receive the message!

 

While Philadelphians laughed and learned about the dangers of distracted driving and distracted walking along with our “Safety Suiters” – we want to reiterate that traffic safety is no laughing matter.  Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler has previously stated, “The financial toll of these fatalities and accidents is in the hundreds of millions each year, but the personal toll is incalculable. We need to constantly find ways to engage the public on traffic safety issues, as safety must be our top priority.”

Therefore we are asking each of you to do your part.  We know that road safety is #NotRocketScience – but it IS a choice.  We invite you use the resources we have made available online to help spread the need for safer behavior!

Just a reminder, this PSA is part of the larger It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science Pedestrian Safety Education and Enforcement Program which is being funded by a NHTSA Focus Cities Grant.  This program includes the following:

  • ENFORCEMENT: The Philadelphia Police Department is actively issuing warnings and citations to drivers and warnings to pedestrians at high crash intersections during high crash times.  Since October 2014, the Philadelphia Police Department has issued more than 1,100 warnings and citations.
  • EDUCATION: The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is working with Philadelphia schools near high crash intersections to conduct the Safe Routes Philly school curriculum. They are teaching students how to walk to school safely. The Bicycle Coalition is also conducting school walkability audits and will give recommendations to the Philadelphia Department of Streets for possible improvements to street design.
  • ENGAGEMENT: This program also includes a city-wide advertising campaign being featured on and inside more than 1,100 buses and transit shelters.

This education and enforcement program seeks to leverage the infrastructure solutions the Streets Department has accomplished in recent years, including the installation of more than 500 pedestrian countdown signals and the retiming of more than 2,400 intersections to favor safe pedestrian crossing. Read more about safety projects the Streets Department is planning, designing, and implementing here

 

Tidbit Tuesday | Phone down. Head up.

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.
Phone down. Head up.

In support of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science—our pedestrian-driver safety campaign that seeks to leverage the engineering work that the Streets Department has implemented in recent years—we will be using Tidbit Tuesdays as opportunity to share pedestrian-driver safety reminders. This reminder is one of many advertisements that were installed across the city on buses, trolleys, trains, and bus shelters. We all know how to safely access the road, but sometimes a reminder is helpful. They are intentionally straight-forward as they aim to illustrate how simple road safety should be for drivers, pedestrians, and transit users.

However, in order to ensure the success of It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, we need your involvement! We believe that street safety requires a shared understanding for the importance the issue. After all, it is an issue that impacts each and everyone of us. As part, we encourage you to share these images, as well as other resources provided on its website, to get the word out about the importance of driver-pedestrian safety in Philadelphia.

Want to learn more about It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science? Check out the overview here.

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