NYC uses haiku to promote street safety message
NEW YORK—New York City is using poetry to try to boost traffic safety.
City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new safety campaign Tuesday called Curbside Haiku (HY'-koo).
Colorful 8-inch square signs featuring haiku are being installed at high-crash locations near cultural institutions and schools. The signs are by artist John Morse and relay safety messages for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
Here are two examples:
Too averse to risk
To chance the lottery, yet
Steps into traffic.
A sudden car door
Cyclist's story rewritten.