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Crosswalks As Memorials in Portugal

9:24 AM PST on January 21, 2009

Hat tip to alert reader Jessica Meaney.

A video by Portugal's "Interactive Ninja" demonstrates a unique approach to crosswalk design.  In this video. some local activists use some spray paint and stencils to add the names of those pedestrians killed in crashes with cars.  The purpose is to both memorialize those who have fallen and to educate both pedestrians and drivers to be more aware of their surroundings.

As the city struggles to figure out the best response to the DASH crash that killed Gwendolyn Coleman, perhaps a more permanent memorial, such as the one in this video, is called for.

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