The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) has launched a road safety PSA campaign coined “Its Road safety. Not rocket science.” The campaign is in an effort to remind Philadelphians to walk right, ride right and drive right.
MOTU will post graphic posters in more than 50 bus shelters, on the backs of more than 65 buses and in more than 500 buses. The PSA messages range from, “Cars have bumpers. You don’t,” to “SLOWWWW DOWWNNN,” and “It’s called a bus stop, not a bus chase.”
Christine covers transportation and writes about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments send her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covers community news for Eyes on the Street, where her coverage ranges from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. During the internship her reporting on the Housing Authority’s surplus property auctions earned an award from the Society of Professional Journalists.