Media Contact: Karli McElroy
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Direct: (507) 216-9883
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROCHESTER, Minn. - September 6, 2018 - The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is proud to announce the launch of Heads Up! Pedestrian Safety Week on Monday, September 10, 2018. Autumn is traditionally the deadliest season for pedestrians in Minnesota; the goal of this week-long program is to increase safety for pedestrians in Downtown Rochester by highlighting unsafe behaviors and increasing knowledge of current traffic laws.
Schedule of Events
“From 2013-2017, there have been 91 reported injury crashes and 4 fatal crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians in Rochester, MN,” according to Sgt. Jon Turk of the Rochester Police Department. In addition to the Heads Up! schedule of events, Rochester Police will be increasing enforcement in Downtown Rochester to help educate the public and promote public safety.
The RDA, along with our supporting partners, the City of Rochester, the Rochester Police Department, and Olmsted County Public Health understand that by working together as a community, we can influence how we feel about the space and place we live. For more information about Heads Up! or our other upcoming events, please visit www.DowntownRochesterMN.com or contact RDA Program Manager Karli McElroy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 507-216-9883.
About The Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.