Heads Up, Cedar Park!
Safety campaign reminds Cedar Park pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to look out for one another.
The City of Cedar Park has launched a walking, cycling and driving safety campaign, just as thousands of its youngest residents head back to school. The campaign, called Heads up, Cedar Park, reminds pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to be on the lookout for one another and engage in safe walking, cycling and driving behaviors.
The campaign features safety tips all on one convenient website, www.HeadsUpCedarPark.com through a variety of media – including educational videos, photos and a downloadable/printable flyer. Photos and video public service announcements feature actual Cedar Park residents engaged in their everyday activities – in an effort to help the safety campaign thrive on the City’s social media platforms and thus increase public awareness of this important public safety effort. All art direction, graphics, web design, photography and video production was executed in-house by City of Cedar Park staff.
Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale said, “Cedar Park is a fast-growing community that is friendly to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. It features more than 22 miles of hike-and-bike trails that connect pedestrians and cyclists with drivers on our complex network of streets and roads. We have a strong need to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to look out for one another and exercise caution and care in their daily activities.”
The City is proud to partner with police, the community’s two major public school districts and its college campus in helping to spread the Heads Up Cedar Park safety message. The Cedar Park Police Department, the Leander and Round Rock Independent School Districts and Austin Community College Cypress Creek Campus have all embraced the Heads up, Cedar Park campaign and agreed to share its messages on social media, in school broadcasts/announcements and through downloadable materials. The campaign will be regularly updated to address seasonal mobility issues and safety topics of interest we see in neighborhood social media groups.
City Council Member Heather Jefts, who requested the safety campaign, said, “I'm very pleased with the quality campaign our Community Affairs Department created. I hope Heads up, Cedar Park is shared widely on Social Media, since it's such an important topic. It's a lot of fun seeing people you know or recognize from your neighborhood in these videos. Let's encourage everyone to have a ‘heads up’ for one another.”