What an amazing event at the Greenwich Village Apartments in Warwick this week! The Warwick PD, led by Sgt. Robert Hart, held a traffic safety discussion with residents of this apartment complex where a pedestrian was killed late last year crossing at the traffic light. Sgt Hart heard how the new modifications to the traffic light were working, and other concerns the residents had about their busy street. Kelsey Lynch and Andrew Tainsch from RIDOT Highway Safety were there to lend support and bring back the residents’ concerns to their engineering group.
Bari Freeman, the Executive Director of Bike Newport was there too to explain our RI Waves statewide Stop, Look & Wave campaign. I was so impressed with the level of engagement from the audience and their willingness to learn about the campaign and share their experiences and concerns. The Warwick PD took it upon themselves to organize the event and invite RIDOT and RI Waves. They are clearly championing the RI Waves campaign in their local communities. We hope many more communities follow their awesome example!
If you’d like to take our quick Safer Streets Survey too we’d appreciate learning about your experience on Rhode Island streets.
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Be safe, be noticed- do the wave!