Brazilian Activists Paint Guerrilla Pedestrian Lines for Safety

By: Vittoria Natarelli - Published: Aug 14, 2010   Updated: Jun 23 2011 • References: apocalipsemotorizado.net and treehugger
Brazilian activists painted guerrilla pedestrian lines in the name of safety. The 'urban repair squad' are the visionaries who painted lines all over Sao Paulo, a city infamous for its massive transit chaos.

The pictures prove how the work of these activists has been successful. Cars actually stop for walkers and allow them to pass safely. These ingenious guerrilla painted pedestrian lines may have saved some lives!

Implications - The conflict between pedestrians and drivers is a longstanding one where pedestrians are primarily concerned with their safety, and drivers are preoccupied with fast, uninterrupted travel. The dangers imposed on pedestrians in the past have increased awareness and activism among pedestrians in the public but also law enforcement professionals who have undertaken the cause and imposed new traffic regulations in the name of safety.