Have You Tried Out Baltimore’s New Hopscotch Crosswalk?

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Photo by Graham Coriel-Allen via Flickr
Photo by Graham Coriel-Allen via Flickr

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.

Photo via BOPA Twitter
Photo via BOPA Twitter

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.

Photo by Graham Coriel-Allen via Flickr
Photo by Graham Coriel-Allen via Flickr

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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