|Tactical urbanism: Citizen projects go mainstream|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The city painted a crosswalk and installed tennis-ball green signs, but the cars just kept on zooming through. But rather than wave a white flag, Sarah Newstok grabbed an orange one instead.
The Memphis mother of three zip-tied some recycled plastic shrubbery pots to the signposts on either side of McLean Boulevard and filled them with brightly colored traffic flags. On each bucket is a laminated sign: “Use a flag to help you cross.”
And voila! She’d committed an act of “tactical urbanism.”
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