Gallery: DOT Debuts Curbside Haiku Signage to Raise Awareness for Pedes...

In a delightfully unexpected and somewhat strange move, the New York City Department of Transportation has released a city-wide safety focused art installation called “Curbside Haiku.” The installation is comprised of twelve brightly colored street signs designed by artist John Morse that depict different dangerous street scenes involving cars, bikes and pedestrians, and each sign is accompanied by an explanatory haiku. The signs are a move to promote awareness among all travelers in the city that getting around the city in a safe and respectful manner is key to minimizing accidents. The best part about the campaign is that it manages to not point fingers in any one direction, but simply states in simple 5, 7, 5 verse that we could all be doing a better job of sharing the street.

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