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According to a study of 17 sites in the Northeastern and Southeastern United States, asphalt intersections or crosswalks with improvements such as crosswalk art, intersection murals, painted plazas, or sidewalk extensions can decrease crashes involving pedestrians by 50%, crashes leading to injuries by 37%, and the total crash rate by 17%.

Schwartz, Sam. (April 2022). “Asphalt Art Safety Study: Historical Crash Analysis and Observational Behavior Assessment at Asphalt Art Sites.” Bloomberg Philanthropies.


Safety, Transportation, Public art, Traffic calming, Complete streets

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