Heads Up Hokies

Way to keep your head up, Hokie Bird!

The Hokie Bird sets a great example of how to keep your heads up! Many thanks to the RLRONation for making this fantastic video to support the Heads Up Hokies campaign! Take the Commuter Survey to inform transportation decisions on campus, including those about safe crossings! https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9RmEIVGYUvFXyct Find out more here: http://www.vpas.vt.edu/business/tcs/programs/heads-up-hokies/

Posted by Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Heads Up Hokies campaign encourages Hokies and community members traveling across campus on foot, bike, or by bus or car to keep their heads up and pay attention to their surroundings. This is particularly important in shared road spaces (those supporting multiple modes of transportation, such as walking, biking, or driving) because of the additional types of interactions that can occur.

The campaign encourages Hokies to keep their heads up in the following ways:

In a Car

  • Don't text and drive. Texting and driving is illegal in the state of Virginia, and it's dangerous.
  • Watch for pedestrians; particularly in cross walks, and near sidewalks.
  • Watch for people on bikes; they may be in bike lanes, or take the full lane. Become familiar with cycling signals (turn and breaking signals).

On a Bike

Proper Bike Signalling
  • Yield to pedestrians and remember, bicycle use on sidewalks is prohibited in some areas of downtown Blacksburg.
  • Watch for pedestrians; particularly in cross walks, but also when near sidewalks.
  • Watch for people driving and act predictably, particularly when taking a full lane.

On Foot

  • Act predictably, particularly when crossing a road.
  • Watch for people on bikes and become familiar with cycling signals (turn and breaking signals).

Help spread the message

  • Share the “Heads Up Hokies” message on social media and with your friends.
    • Copy and paste the following image into a post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
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    • Proudly display “Heads Up Hokie” swag.
  • But most importantly, keep your own head up.

Learn more

  • On the Alternative Transportation website and social media like Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Bumper stickers and bike stickers (Come by the Hokie Bike Hub to pick yours up today.)
  • At events throughout the semester.
  • Call the Alternative Transportation Center at 540-231-2116 for more information.
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