Safer wheelchair street crossing
Helen Dowdell of Columbus, Georgia
Helen Dowdell of Columbus, Georgia has a passion for the safety of those who depend on a wheelchair for mobility. She has developed a concept for making traffic intersections safer for those who need to cross the street in a wheelchair. She wanted to share her idea to city administrators and stakeholders, but lacked the ability to create an effective presentation.
During the Summer of 2019 I connected, scripted, illustrated and animated a two minute video that demonstrates Mrs. Dowdell’s traffic crossing concept. I also joined her in the first presentation of the video with Columbus Mayor, Skip Henderson in hopes of starting a pilot installation of the concept in Columbus. Since then, Mrs. Dowdell has been sharing her vision of safer intersections for those in wheelchairs, presenting the video to numerous municipalities, college campuses and military bases.