Hastings residents may soon notice 25 new, yellow, diamond-shaped signs hanging around town telling everyone to "Share Our Streets."
Members of the Hastings City Council will consider, at their regular meeting Monday, placing the signs around town. The signs are part of a campaign that debuted with a presentation at the council's work session Tuesday night by members of Healthy Hastings — a collaboration of area agencies with the purpose of improving the health of the community through policy change, program enhancement and advocacy for healthy lifestyles.
Share Our Streets is a campaign aimed at increasing education for all users of the road about awareness and knowledge of traffic laws.
"We all need to share and we all need to be aware of everyone else," said Becky Sullivan, one of the Healthy Hastings members present at the work session.
That awareness will lead to a greater comfort level among residents to walk, run and bike on Hastings roads — thus increasing physical activity in the city, which is the overall goal of Healthy Hastings.
"It's kind of scary sometimes watching people in cars, how they are not paying attention to children and in such a hurry to get to wherever it is that they're going that they're not paying attention to kids in crosswalks," Sullivan said.