When you are travelling, either by foot, bike, bus, or personal vehicle, there are many things buzzing around. All that noise is worth paying attention to. There are a few hives of increased activity in Champaign-Urbana that demand even more consideration. You know the ones: Downtown Champaign, the University of Illinois campus, and downtown Urbana.
Be Aware. Be Alert. Be Seen.
That’s why MTD invites you to be a part of the Bee Scene! (Good pun fun, huh?) The Bee Scene is the place to be seen! It’s about being watchful, taking responsibility, and being mindful of others when you’re sharing the road.
We are launching this awareness campaign today, January 14 to welcome back the University of Illinois and Parkland College students as they begin their Spring Semester. The messages apply to student bees of all ages as well as worker bees of all stripes.
Safety concerns are frequently covered in local news outlets and include sharing and following the rules of the road, night-time safety, and issues related to bicycling (article published just yesterday).
MTD is providing helpful reminders for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as general good practices, on our buses, STOPwatch kiosks, and social media. You’ll also see messaging in campus and community media.
MTD will work through the spring to attract the biggest swarm possible to the Bee Scene. Because when you’re in the Bee Scene, you avoid getting stung. There are a few days we’ve set our stingers on…and we don’t want to give too much away…but you’ll definitely want to be there. You might even bug out! So be connected with MTD through our website, this blog, Facebook, and Twitter to catch all the buzz.