The heart of the SGF Yields program is public education. The campaign’s main focus is to encourage motorists to yield to pedestrians while also urging pedestrians to do their part to travel responsibly. The program reaches the public through special events as well as various print and digital education pieces. We work with employers to share our traffic safety flyers with the workforce (see below). SGF Yields works with schools to bring traffic safety education into the classrooms.
Life-size “Mr. Walker” statues have been installed at various crosswalk locations throughout Springfield. The presence of these brightly-colored statues is intended to reinforce existing crosswalk signage and serve as a visible reminder to thousands of drivers and pedestrians that pass by each day.