01 Dec '11, 11am

New York City Haiku Street Art Dedicated to Cyclists and Peds

New York City Haiku Street Art Dedicated to Cyclists and Peds

Most Americans are car drivers and (however infrequently) also pedestrians. But until most people are car drivers and cyclists, it is hard for the necessary empathy and respect to develop on the road. It's too easy, as a driver, to put your foot to the pedal and the pedal to the metal, because, well, it's too easy. That's why artist John Morse's curbside haikus and art, created with the New York City Department of Transportation, are such a welcome reminder to the interdependency cyclists and pedestrians have on the necessary good will of drivers, as we all try to share, if not exactly the road, definitely the city's public spaces. Here's my favorite two of Morse's bittersweet messages: Oncoming cars rush Each a 3-ton bullet. And you, flesh and bone. and Imagine a world Where your every move matters. Welcome to that world. Altogether, the 12 haiku poems (2 are in Spanish) ...

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