Right of Way Memorializes NYC Pedestrian Deaths with Street Stencils

 - Aug 29, 2014
References: rightofway.org & fastcoexist
A New York advocacy group is reviving their old mission after two decades to raise awareness about pedestrian deaths in New York. 20 years ago Right of Way drew chalk body outlines where pedestrians had been killed by cars. Earlier this August the same organization put a street art spin on their old tactic. This time in 12 different fatal collision locations, Right of Way used a street stencil to paint ornate angel wings in addition to date of death. Loved ones of the deceased could also personalize the memorial and were given space to grieve.

Committed to street justice, Right of Way hopes the stencil art designed by Robyn Renee Hasty will shed light on a startling issue. 52% of traffic fatalities in New York City between 2002 and 2009 were pedestrian deaths, which is four times the national average.