Friday Funny: Pedestrian Haiku

NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.

"Traffic warning street signs written as haiku are appearing on poles around the five boroughs, posted by the New York City Department of Transportation. The poems and accompanying artwork were created by artist John Morse. There are 12 designs in all, 10 in English and two in Spanish."


John Morse/NYC DOT

Morse tells NPR, "There's a lot of visual clutter ... all around us, so the idea is to bring something to the streetscape that might catch someone's eye."

Full Story: Haiku Traffic Signs Bring Poetry To NYC Streets

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Haiku

I was glad to come across one of these special signs this afternoon on 149 Street and 3rd Ave in the Bronx. It was pretty cool to scan the code and get an almost secret message.

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