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What is a pedestrian action?

Pedestrian actions are about taking back the crosswalks. Just imagine fifty people gathered on the curb with smiles and placards, stepping out into the street to assert their right to cross. That's a pedestrian action.

The first pedestrian action was dreamed up by the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition in March, 1994. Since then the idea has spread to many other cities. Feet First, of the Puget Sound region of Washington state, had a "Walk & Roll" demonstration in 1997. PEDS (Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety) of Atlanta commemorated the 50th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's death (the author of Gone With the Wind died crossing the street) in 1999 with "Gone With a Walk."

 
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Pedestrian Action in Portland
July 1994


Gone With A Walk, Atlanta

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