This entry was posted on April 9, 2013 by admin.
At Abbadabba’s, we are passionate about helping people lead more active, healthier lives with the help of innovative, comfort footwear. But one of the growing hazards to walking and running in Atlanta neighborhoods is speeding cars. According to this chart from non-profit group Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS), nine out of ten pedestrians survive being hit by a car going 20 miles per hour, but only one in ten survive if the car is traveling 40 miles per hour or faster.
That’s why we partnered with PEDS to distribute “SLOW DOWN” yard signs free of charge at our retail stores. Community residents, civic organizations and parent teacher associations can pick the signs up at all five Abbadabba’s locations while the inventory is available.
"We are thrilled Abbadabba's shares our focus on creating a more pedestrian-friendly community,” said Sally Flocks, President and CEO of PEDS. “Their generous support has funded these complimentary yard signs and expands our reach into the Atlanta suburbs through more convenient distribution points.”
On March 23, 2013, PEDS distributed the signs at a special event in Grant Park, with the help of several of our team members, before expanding the access to Abbadabba stores on March 27. The organization will schedule a second distribution event within the next month or so.
As Atlanta traffic grows more congested, motorists have been cutting through residential areas at greater speeds. The result is an increased threat to local pedestrians. “Posting SLOW DOWN signs on streets sends a clear message to drivers who treat neighborhood streets like highways,” added Flocks.
Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS) works with government agencies, urban designers, community organizations and others to increase pedestrian safety and convenience.
The organization is dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians.
Visit www.peds.org for additional information.
This entry was posted in PEDS, Walking on April 9, 2013 by admin.
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