Monday, November 28, 2011

Seeking Philly Public School Parents for Focus Groups This Week

Are you the parent of a Philadelphia public elementary school student? We'd like to talk to you!

We are hosting 5 focus groups this week at 5 different elementary schools around the city. The purpose is to talk to parents about their experiences and opinions concerning traffic safety around their students' schools.

Focus Group Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, Nov 29
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Frances E. Willard Elementary (1930 E. Elkhart St)

Wednesday, Nov 30
6:00 - 8:00 pm
George Sharswood Elementary (2300 S. 2nd St)

Thursday, Dec 1
10:00 am - noon
Anna L. Lingelbach Elementary (Johnson St. & Wayne Ave)

Thursday, Dec 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edward T. Steel Elementary (4301 Wayne Ave)

Thursday, Dec 1
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
John Hancock Elementary (3700 Morrell Ave)

Each session is 90 minutes long. You don't have to be a parent at the school where the session is being held. Each focus group will have light food available, and a non-monetary token of our appreciation for your participation.

These conversations, being held in cooperation with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, will inform our Safe Routes Philly program's efforts to make travelling to and from Philly's schools safer and more fun for both parents and students.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail or call Ben Cromie with the session you're planning on attending:

Benjamin Cromie
Research Fellow
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia