Heads Up Halifax and Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day
Heads Up Halifax is a campaign designed to help raise awareness about the responsibility shared by drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians when it comes to crossing the street safely. Heads Up Halifax also brings attention to Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day (CSAD), which will be held on November 19, 2018. Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged throughout the day to be even more mindful of crosswalk safety and to share their safe crosswalk experiences using the #headsuphalifax hashtag (only when it's safe to do so!).
We'll also be looking for some bright ideas from the public to make crosswalks safer for everyone.
Let’s put our heads together, Halifax
We believe our communities can do amazing things, so we’re asking you: how can we improve crosswalk safety? This year’s initiative is all about finding new ideas to promote crosswalk safety awareness and encourage safer behaviour. If you want to make a real difference in your community, here’s your chance — funding is available to bring the best ideas to life! The following FAQs explain the initiative and what we're looking for in a great idea.
How does the initiative work?
We want ideas from the people who walk, drive, and bike through crosswalks every day. If you have an idea to make our crosswalks safer, you can fill out a submission form that will be posted to this page on November 19 along with the initiative’s full rules. Our panel of judges will select the best ideas, which will be funded by Heads Up Halifax.
When/where can I submit my ideas?
Submissions kick off with Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day on November 19, 2018, and the deadline to submit is January 3, 2019. Our judges will evaluate and announce the winners on March 4. Funding will be awarded on April 15. Once we're open to submissions, send your PDF form and any attachments to email@example.com, or mail a hard copy to:
Halifax Regional Municipality, PO Box 1749, Halifax NS, B3J 3A5 Attn: Heads Up Halifax/Corporate Communications
What kinds of ideas are you looking for?
We want ideas that are innovative or educational (or both!). We believe the best ideas will either encourage safer behaviour or improve the ways in which people currently use crosswalks.
What makes for a good idea?
We want to hear all your great ideas. That said, submissions are more likely to receive funding if they are:
Clearly communicated: How does your idea work and how will it directly improve crosswalk safety for both drivers and pedestrians?
Viable: We love that you think big but consider what resources you’ll need to bring your idea to life.
Scalable: Can your idea be used in more than one community throughout the Halifax Region?
Long-lasting: Will your idea improve crosswalk safety for years to come?
Who can submit ideas?
Anyone can submit ideas but to receive funding we require entrants to be part of (or partner up with) a registered non-profit. This means individuals and for-profit businesses must work with a community group, school, charity or other registered non-profit.
Who decides which ideas receive funding?
Our panel of judges will consist of municipal elected officials, staff, and community leaders vested in crosswalk safety.
What if I have other questions?
If you have any other questions about the initiative or your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.