International Walk to School Month October 2013 Walk to school safely with Living Streets! Did you walk to school this morning? Why is it good to walk to school? Did you use a crossing on your way to school this morning? Why do you use a crossing? How many different crossings do you know? Zebra Crossing Pelican crossing Puffin crossing Toucan crossing Did you know…? • There is a special crossing for horse riders! It is named after the mythical winged horse, Pegasus. • The Panda crossing existed in the UK in the 1960s. It was replaced by the Pelican crossing. • Pedestrian refuges or traffic islands are placed in the middle of wide roads when there is no crossing point to help you cross safely. Crossing the road safely • Use a crossing or your school crossing patrol. • Use The Green Cross Code. • • • • • • Think first Stop Use your eyes and ears Wait until it is safe to cross Look and listen again Arrive safely Safe crossings in your area • Do you think a safe crossing point should be included on your walk to school? • Write to your MP to ask for safe routes with smarter crossings. Strider says… Remember to walk to school safely!