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The Ultimate in D-I-Y: Urban Repair Squad At Work

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Images credit Martin Reis Toronto was blessed with a beautiful waterfront and a network of gorgeous green ravines with rivers feeding into the wetlands near the harbour, so of course they filled the wetlands with toxic waste, blocked off the waterfront with rail viaducts and put a highway down the middle of the biggest, most beautiful ravine. One remnant of pre-parkway days is Pottery Road; as Toronto grew, it became a major route and a serious hazard for cyclists and pedestrians. This is a job for the Urban Repair Squad , the vigilante artists who want "to encourage bicycling as an antidote to the poison that is car culture." One of their many mottos is "Your city is broken. Don't wait for the bureaucrats to fix it. DO IT YOURSELF. So they did, painting SLOW onto the busy roadway. It worked.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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