Residents of Kitsilano got together to paint a giant splattered egg at the intersection of 5th and Trafalgar in the hopes of slowing down traffic, and connecting their community.
— Vancity Buzz (@VancityBuzz) August 18, 2015
Talking to the Vancouver Sun, artist Vanessa MacKenzie eggsplains; “The goal was to get people in the neighbourhood talking to each other.”
But can a giant painted mural really slow down residential traffic?
This article from Fast Company last summer talks about street murals as a way to slow down drivers.
— Co.Exist (@FastCoExist) October 1, 2014
And here is an article from 2013 that demonstrates what artists can do to our dull urban landscape to add a punch of colour while helping to visually cue drivers to their enviroment around them.
— Peter Holliday (@PeterHolliday) July 11, 2013
We already use paint to separate our bike lanes, especially in downtown Vancouver. In fact…I’d wager Vancouver bikelanes might be the thing Ryan Kesler misses the most about his time with the Canucks!
Rush hour in # Vancouver Bike lanes full Parking full too Love it! pic.twitter.com/jKKkhq4GlP
— Gabriel Slape (@GabrielSlape) August 4, 2015
— Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler) August 18, 2015
What do you think about using paint and visual cues to help drivers, cyclists and pedestrians co-exist on our Vancouver streets?