To make a point about the New York state law requiring motorists to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, Matt Lyttle '06 will cross Rt. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, while dressed in a bunny outfit.
His demonstration is for a project for his religious studies class, to make people more socially aware of the ethics of caring for one another, he said in an article in the Sept. 24 Democrat and Chronicle. He said he came up with the idea while standing at the crosswalk near Jay Street and St. Clair Street.
“I stood at the crosswalk for a really long time before someone stopped to let me cross the road. … I had time to think up details of the entire project while I was standing there,” he said.
Lyttle and fellow students will hand out leaflets informing motorists of the law.
His religious studies professor, Susan Henking, said the project “is a demonstration of the relationship between the classroom and the world. It really is a model of the relationship between classroom knowledge and citizenship-based action.”