Central Square in Cambridge got a splash of color in a sidewalk over the summer for Gay Pride Day. Madrid based artist, Christo Guelov, had taken a grander approach a year earlier.
FUNNYCROSS uses zebra crossings to intervene in the urban landscape. The metaphor “A bridge between two shores” is the starting point of this artistic intervention. Using simple geometrical designs and saturated colours reinforces the specific signaling and creates a touch of colour in our urban landscape. This action, parallel to the art concept, fights toward improving driver and pedestrian focus, by enhancing respect for zebra crossing using its visual impact.
Boston could add some color to the crossing downtown to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. According to Boston’s Vision Zero website there were 6 fatalities and over 750 injuries to pedestrians and cyclists through July 2016.
- Artist Christo Guelov Creates Dozens of Colorfully Alternative Pedestrian Crossings in Madrid by Christopher Jobson
- Central Square gets a rainbow crossing just in time for Pride