Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Many More Brightly Coloured Crosswalks

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The point of VWBCI is to open local minds to outside practices, concepts, and ideas that might stand to improve our greater civic situation in a parallel universe where coolness was valued more than practicality and funds spent on public works of art were raised by way of a special NIMBY tax levied against serial complainers.

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(via) While we were happy to see the crosswalk lines on Davie St. given the Pride flag colour treatment, it would be cool to see other crosswalks across Vancouver pop with licks of colour. In Madrid, Bulgarian-born artist Christo Guelov sets a high bar with his ‘funnycross’ project. He calls it an “artistic intervention” in the urban landscape. Not only does it look good, but I suspect it also enhances visibility and respect for crosswalks by pedestrians and drivers alike. I’d start with some of my favourite local intersections: Georgia & Burrard, Denman & Robson, Cambie & Cordova, and Keefer & Main.

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