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Painting Crosswalks

I can understand the frustration of this resident, but painting your own crosswalks is taking it a bit far…

Man Jailed For Creating Crosswalk, Vows More – Indiana News Story – WRTV Indianapolis

Whitney Stump didn’t like watching drivers ignore the stop signs at the intersection outside his home, so he asked the city to paint crosswalks there.
When the city said no, he made one himself. And the city wasn’t appreciative.

Similar to the story about the bike lanes being painted from June of last year…

TheStar.com | News | Bike activists going guerrilla

Seconds later, a cardboard bike stencil is thrown on the road and the first of seven cans of hot pink paint is emptied on a stretch of Bloor St. W. “Putting in a bike lane?” asks a teenage girl cycling by.

Sometimes guerilla action is required to gain the attention of officials, but be prepared to spend some time if you are caught!

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.