Street Sign Haiku

NYC is using poetry by rewriting street signs in the form of haiku to remind pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists to use caution on the city streets. Artist John Morse who created the signs, also made some in Spanish. On Tuesday, City Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan said the project, known as the Curbside Haiku campaign, is using poetry and art “to make New York City’s streets safer.”

“Too averse to risk
To chance the lottery, yet
Steps into traffic.”

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