Shaping Transportation Policies Through Mural Arts
Halyards, Brooklyn, NY
Event Type: Discussion
Traffic safety is a cornerstone to community health and mobility. Learn how muralist Christopher Cardinale, in collaboration with Groundswell and Transportation Alternatives, created “Not One More Death,” a mural project that sparked the NYC Department of Transportation to develop traffic calming measures in Gowanus, Brooklyn. This project set in motion a new focus on building safer streets throughout the City, eventually leading to the launch of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative. This collaboration is an example of how public art, when combined with effective community organizing, can directly impact the urban environment.
This is the fourth event in the APA-NYM Arts & Culture Committee’s Tete-A-Tete program, a bimonthly series that brings together an artist and an urban planner for intimate conversations about their shared goals and objectives.