Our streets are not safe. On March 23, The Southern Gallery's owner and EP friend Erin Nathanson was hit trying to walk across the Crosstown at Rutledge, resulting in surgery and a long road to recovery. Too many stories unfold every week about neighbors being harmed or killed while traveling through Charleston. Our PLEASE SLOW DOWN campaign was as a direct response to Erin's experience and her powerful Facebook post, which ended with the plea:
"Please, dear friends, slow down, be extra careful as people's minds are so distracted these days. Life can change fast. Never stop reminding your loved ones you love them, and if you can spare some positive energy, please send it our way. "
Enough Pie was inspired to take action and create a campaign in direct response to Erin's painful and scary pedestrian experience, in order to shine a light on how we, as individuals, can affect change as we navigate the streets of Charleston. Working with Eastside artist Lisa Shimko, the PLEASE SLOW DOWN campaign was born.
Before cars, our streets were places of gathering & celebration -- birthday parties happened in the street. Can you imagine that now? Yikes! Joy is a guiding principal of Enough Pie's work, and our new signs are a way to bring an organic, beautiful yet important invitation to us all: PLEASE SLOW DOWN, especially as we navigate our cars on shared streets. There can be great joy in walking and biking when the road is safe for all who travel.
If you would like a yard sign for your home or business, please email EP at email@example.com
. If you are outside of the Upper Peninsula, we kindly ask for a donation of $10 per sign (front/back color w/ stake). Neighborhood organizations are welcome. All signs should be placed on private property with permission from the owner.