Fed-Up Commuter Fixes Freeway Sign Himself

Artist Richard Ankrom got tired of the chaos created by bad signage for the Interstate 5 exit near Pasadena. So he created and mounted his own sign.
January 11, 2010, 1pm PST | Tim Halbur
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The sign remained up for eight years, and when CalTrans finally removed the sign, it was to replace it with a new sign that incorporated Ankrom's correction.

Alissa Walker writes, "Ankrom called his piece "guerrilla public service," and that it was: His action quickly and seamlessly alleviated millions of headaches for those who were able to make their transition to the 5 somewhat less hairy (can you imagine how long it would have taken to petition Caltrans the old-fashioned way?). He very likely saved a few lives."

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Published on Monday, January 11, 2010 in GOOD Magazine
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