Spotlight on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

What you can do now about Traffic & Pedestrian Safety

Spotlight on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

Be Mindful About Safety & Return to the Basics

Everyone:

  • Be alert and make eye contact
  • Eliminate distractions when in transit (earbuds, phones, food…)

When on foot:

  • Run/walk single file
  • Walk/run against traffic
  • Check both ways for traffic BEFORE entering a crosswalk

When cycling:

  • Bike single file
  • Bike with traffic and obey traffic laws
  • Wear a helmet

When driving:

  • Slow down/leave space between cars
  • Stop at crosswalks & for school buses
  • Alternate turns at difficult intersections
  • Avoid residential shortcuts
  • Carpool and plan trips for efficiency

Be Informed

  • Educate your family on safe pedestrian behavior
  • Talk to friends and neighbors about what you learned
  • Learn more about Massachusetts initiatives
  • Complete Streets
  • Vision Zero
  • WalkBoston
  • Safe Routes to School

Initiate Interim Solutions

  • Notify DPW, Police and other officials if roads, sidewalks, street-lights or other safety measures need repair or improvement.
  • Report traffic violations to the Po-lice.
  • Request police assistance(monitoring, mobile radar display, traffic barrels, other temporary improvements) in problem areas.
  • Raise ideas for improvements via email, phone, forums, and meetings.

Follow Current Initiatives

  • Attend public workshop on Hayden Rowe Corridor Study on
    February 15th, HHS
    Auditorium, 7PM
  • Vote on sidewalk and other traffic & pedestrian safety items at Annual Town Meeting, Monday, May 1st
  • Watch for announcements on Downtown Corridor public forums
  • Follow eHop on social media (@eHop01748) for updates

Track New Development

  • New elementary school
  • Hopkinton Mews on Lumber Street
  • Possible 34-lot subdivision between Chamberlain and Whalen Streets
  • Hopkinton Swim & Tennis Club
  • Possible Saddle Hill Road subdivision
  • Maspenock Woods

Want More Information? Read On!

PEDESTRIAN EDUCATION:

Federal Highway Administration

Safe Routes to School

GENERAL EDUCATION:

Federal Highway Administration

SAMPLE LOCAL INITIATIVES:

Metrowest Moves (Framingham, Westborough, Northborough, Hudson)

GLOBAL, NATIONAL AND STATE INITIATIVES:

Complete Streets

Vision Zero

Printable Handout eHop Spotlight on Traffic Pedestrian Safety (PDF)