Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Community Building Tip: Redesign a Crosswalk

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City."

1. Redesign a crosswalk. In 2015, a handful of Seattle streets were reborn when a rogue designer painted colorful new crosswalks. Instead of wiping them away, the city made them a permanent part of the landscape, and even appropriated the idea, setting up a community crosswalk program so other neighborhoods could create their own colorful street art. Between promoting community pride and increasing pedestrian visibility and safety, it’s a quick, colorful step forward. Check out Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica for more examples.

Consider also 3D crosswalks, which create an illusion of raised blocks that can encourage drivers to slow down.
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