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Johns Hopkins University: 5 ways turning city streets into art fuels innovation

April 27, 2022

Across the United States and around the world, cities are turning gray streetscapes, dark underpasses, and drab public plazas into giant canvasses for artists—and entire communities—to enliven with paint.

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Fast Company: The ridiculously simple way to make streets safer for pedestrians

April 27, 2022

Cities don’t need expensive new traffic signals or road blocks to keep pedestrians safe. They just need a bucket of paint.

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Axios: Painted streetscapes brighten cities — and save lives

April 27, 2022

Streetscape art — think colorful crosswalks and painted intersections — can do a lot to liven up communities and make streets more welcoming. Yet it might seem like a potential distraction for drivers. But new research shows the opposite is true: Painted roadways often make intersections safer by encouraging motorists to slow down and be…

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Hyperallergic: Public Art Decreases Traffic Accidents by 17%, Report Finds

April 19, 2022

Art makes streets safer by “increasing visibility of pedestrian spaces and crosswalks” and “encouraging drivers to slow down.”

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Archinect: The Asphalt Art Initiative expands to more cities as new statistics point to improved pedestrian safety

April 19, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced a European expansion of its Asphalt Art Initiative on the heels of a new study from the organization and Sam Schwartz Consulting that revealed some eye-opening statistics about the improvement of blacktop spaces in urban areas.

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Rate of Car Crashes

New Study Shows Streets Are Safer with Asphalt Art

April 14, 2022
Rate of Car Crashes

Can art make streets safer? As part of our Asphalt Art Initiative, a new study found that city streets became considerably safer for pedestrians after incorporating art into roadway redesigns.

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Route Fifty: On Streets With Pavement Art, Study Finds Drop in Crashes

April 13, 2022

There was an especially sharp reduction with pedestrians and cyclists getting struck by cars, according to a new report. The art projects include things like intersection murals and colorfully painted crosswalks.

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Paint Your Streets

Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Asphalt Art Initiative in Europe, Supporting Cities to Transform Streets and Public Spaces with Art

April 13, 2022
Paint Your Streets

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced an expansion of the Asphalt Art Initiative in Europe and opened applications for Asphalt Art Initiative grants which will provide as many as 20 cities with $25,000 for projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage community residents.

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CBS Baltimore: Volunteers Paint Crosswalks In East Baltimore To Keep Students Safe

March 30, 2022

A safer walk to school for Baltimore students: that’s what the Rebuild Johnston Square Neighborhood is striving to achieve.

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WMAR News: Volunteers paint the streets of Johnston Square Elementary this weekend hoping to slow down drivers

March 28, 2022

Volunteers took to the streets of Johnston Square in Baltimore this weekend hoping to slow down drivers near a school.

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