Late Night Snack: 3 Way Street Scary Traffic Patterns Gone Wild

Jun 12 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Late Night Snack: ‘3 Way Street’ is a video made by artist Ron Gabriel for his School of Visual Arts thesis — he used a camera at the Manhattan intersection of 28th Street and Park Avenue to track scary traffic patterns gone wild after the expansion of bike lanes.

Ron describes his project:

By summer 2010, the expansion of bike lanes exposed a clash of long-standing bad habits — such as pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks. The old habits exacerbate attempts to expand ways to use our streets; existing dysfunction makes change more difficult.

My master’s thesis project at SVA focused on one intersection as a case study. The video aims to show our interconnected role in improving the safety and usability of our streets. The campaign is named ‘3-Way Street’ and is made up of a poster series, a video and website.

3-Way Street from ronconcocacola on Vimeo.

Government and urban planning have their place in our world.

h/t The Upshot

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