Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Curbside Haikus:
Poetry to the Streets Via Traffic Signs

Oncoming cars rush
Each a 3-ton bullet.
And you, flesh and bone.

Janette Sadik-Kahn and the New York Department of Transporation succeed yet again in putting the fun in transportation. Bike lanes! Beach chairs in Times Square! Reduced vehicular traffic! Now they've launched Curbside Haiku [PDF], a project that takes poetry to the streets via traffic safety signs throughout New York City.