The New York City Department of Transportation is turning to poetry to promote pedestrian safety. The DOT has launched “Curbside Haiku,” a program that will install hundreds of special signs at high-traffic areas around the city.
Each sign features a cautionary haiku warning pedestrians about the dangers of disobeying traffic laws. Each “five-seven-five” poem is accompanied by a thematic graphic representation of its content. Both the artwork and the poems were created by New York artist John Morse.
Here at CheapOair, we never shy away from a chance at writing poetry. So here's our contribution to the program:
You should look both ways.
Look left, look right, left again.
It's OK to cross.
CC Flickr photo credit: Craig Dietrich