Some of our favorite public art projects have turned the everyday act of crossing the street into something more fun. We shared the idea of colorful crosswalks when we visited Tahlequah last fall.
Here are some artistic ways to cross the street around the world.
Fistbump to cross the street.
A pair of creatives in Los Angeles created this project to “turn the pedestrian act of crossing the street into fun.” More at Citylab.
Florian Rivière, urban hacker, created his own roll-up crosswalk to carry around the streets of his hometown of Strasbourg, France.
Get help from a masked defender.
Here’s some performance art: Peatónito (The Little Pedestrian) has been humorously protecting Mexico City’s pedestrians from cars for years. Last month he shared his superpowers with the people of New York in a Streetfilms interview.