Streetfilms Shortie: Walk to School Day 2011

Wednesday was International Walk to School Day. Among the 3,784 U.S. schools participating this year was P.S. 197 in East Harlem, where kids were joined on their regular commute by Grover of “Sesame Street” fame, along with other guests. Robin Urban Smith of Streetfilms was there.

Check out the vid for improvements near P.S. 197 that make crossing the street safer, and read about this year’s “We’re Walking Here” program from DOT, which offers schools a $1,000 prize for designing their own pedestrian safety campaign materials.

  • Matt C

    I remember walk to school day!  Back then (about 25 years ago) we calle it “every school day”

  • Yeah, I’d be kinda curious why many of these kids don’t walk to school normally—is the catchment area huge, so it’s too far?  Is it a truly dangerous area so they probably shouldn’t?  Is it just misguided parental angst?

  • Eric McClure

    Nice red light running around the 2:25 mark.

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