New York’s New Road Safety Guide In Haiku Form

I’m as knowledgeable about writing Haiku poetry as  Silvio Berlusconi is about being discreet, but this isn’t such a bad idea.  Signs in New York City have appeared which are designed to try and lift awareness of road safety in a light and humorous way. John Morse created a total of 12 different types, 10 in english and 2 in spanish, with the designs made to stand out in a cluttered landscape, although I am surprised there’s no Japanese signs.

It’s a good idea in a world where your every move matters (that’s one of the Haiku!) but I can’t help but feel from a planning perspective that it’s a band-aid solution and perhaps a unconscious response to the growing population of cities. Still, it does make for amusing reading, provided you can read and you don’t get hit by a car while reading. Has anyone seem them yet?  (Hat tip: Kayla Gordon from Planetzien)

[Photo courtesy of NPR]

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William is a very simple person who can't sit at a desk for an extended period of time without going insane. He is currently studying law but hopes to find a career with more than just daily paperwork. He believes that humans are blind to their own bias and often reason is merely a state of mind. He also doens't mind being contraversial at times, believing that accepted notions should be challenged to encourage greater thinking. He has a hunger for going off the beaten track and doing something other than the usual asian pursuits (karaoke!), and is passionate about hiking and extreme sports. He likes to kick back to music and a good movie now and then and is proud of having never been drunk in his life (or broken a bone!). Eventually, he wants to have made a difference to the world somehow, and strongly believes the maxim that glory is fleeting but obscurity is forever. Oh, and he likes to blog on 8asians and brag about himself in bios.
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