Crossing Guard Appreciation Day: Oct. 22nd

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Thank your Crossing Guards on Wednesday October 22nd!

Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet… the show must go on! Regardless of the beautiful (or not-so-beautiful) Pittsburgh weather, crossing guards brave the elements to help you get to your destinations safely throughout the day. Take a minute to let them know that you appreciate it, and be sure to say “THANK YOU” on October 22nd.

With this amount of notice, you could even write them a card, bring them a cookie, or even a simple smile and thank you will help to make their day!

Crossing guards are the original dancing crosswalk! They bring attention to traffic intersections and crosswalks. Not only do they escort people across intersections, but they monitor dangerous behavior like texting while driving, and encourage patience from everyone. So make an effort to thank your neighborhood crossing guard when you are walking to your bus stop, stepping out for your morning coffee, walking your kid to school, or out for lunch.

Find your crossing guard on this map!

Bike Pittsburgh’s nearest crossing guard is the wonderful Cathy Gamble–learn about Cathy’s work in this video.

Mark your calendars and thank your Crossing Guard on Wednesday October 22nd! They’re an important part of making our city a better place to live, walk, and bike.

Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out:

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