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Mind the Crosswalk!

The City of Boulder, in partnership with Boulder Valley School District, was awarded a Colorado Safe Routes to School grant to promote crosswalk safety in Boulder schools 2012-2015.

“Heads Up: Mind the Crosswalk” promotes safe crossing practices, raises awareness of crosswalk ordinances and reminds cyclists, walkers and drivers of their role in crosswalk safety.

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Heads Up highlights include:
  • CW, a 9’6” mascot – made appearances at schools and throughout town these past three years.
  • Assemblies – CW and a team delivered fun and interactive crosswalk safety assemblies at targeted schools.
  • Art Project –  Julie Ireland, local artist and parent, worked with art teachers on a creative “spoon project,” cumulating in a community art installation.
  • Giveaways –students at targeted schools received reflective wrist or leg bands (especially helpful during the winter), stickers, temporary tattoos, bookmarks or t-shirts.
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