Haiku signs in New York

In New York 12 street signs with a haiku underneath (designed by John Morse), have begun to appear. The plan is to install about 200 such signs, some in Spanish, at “crash-prone”crosswalks. They are believed to be ‘an eye-catching way to encourage safety.’ An example is a fallen bike with the caption:

A sudden car door,
Cyclist’s story rewritten.
Fractured narrative

Editor’s note: I have no idea if these will prove effective. I hope someone is evaluating this clever idea.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/seventeen-syllable-safety-warning-signs/http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/seventeen-syllable-safety-warning-signs/http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/seventeen-syllable-safety-warning-signs/

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