Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson spoke recently to a group of kindergarteners and parent champions at the “It’s Up to All of Us” Campaign Kick-off in honor of Zachary Cruz Pedestrian Safety Month, which took place at the Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School.
“Life in Berkeley has changed,” Supervisor Carson told the class. “There are more walkers and bikers than ever. We need to share the road and share the responsibility.”
Recent data shows that every hour a pedestrian is injured or killed in California. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, Berkeley has the highest number of pedestrian collisions in the state for cities of its size.