If you’ve been walking around town lately, you might have noticed that Baltimore’s street crossing have gotten a little more interesting. Last week, the city converted the crossings near the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower into a giant hopscotch game, while the crossing at the intersection of Fayette and Eutaw streets now looks like a giant zipper.
Both crosswalk projects were inspired by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, which consulted with the city’s Department of Transportation to approve the designs.
The response to the new crossings has been overwhelmingly positive — quite a difference from a couple of years ago, when guerrilla painters attempted to DIY some vanished crosswalks and ended up getting reported for “malicious property destruction.”
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