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Heads up Hokies campaign expanding for upcoming year

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS10) - Workers with a campaign designed to keep Virginia Tech Students safe while crossing the street will expand efforts.

Organizers with the Heads Up Hokies campaign said because of the initial success, they will push to have more signs potentially on buses and more posters around campus.

This year there were sidewalk stickers at some intersections on campus.

The purpose of the campaign is to educate Hokies and the community about the safest way to travel on foot and others to pay attention to surroundings.

"It makes me feel really grateful that the community is really receptive to this message right now, I think it's a really great timing, and it makes me feel very proud that we're able to get the message out effectively like this and people responding to it so well," Mackenzie Jarvis, with VT Office of Alternative Transportation said.

Organizers said they may be working with the Town of Blacksburg in the future to see signs in the town.