Over the past year I've seen more and more drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike failing to fully stop at intersections, fail to actually turn there heads to see if there was oncoming traffic, look up from their phones. This lack of attention has led to an increase in pedestrian fatalities in San Francisco and urban cities around the US.
There five exercises are designed to bring awareness to basic practices that all urban commuters need to head. Looking before crossing the street. Looking up from our phones. Paying attention to who and what is around us.
Delivered by Dr. Jess Curtis and performance artist Jörg Muller, creators of the Experiment Research Project performance art series, they provide a fun take on these basic stretches and awareness exercises.
The exercises will help you feel better. They include great neck stretches that everyone working on a computer will enjoy. And they are a fun way to remind you to pay attention when you are on the roads and sidewalks of any urban city.
Resolve to do these exercises 2-3 times a day and when approaching any intersection.