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NYTimes: Memorializing Traffic Deaths With An Aritist’s Touch

05jpGHOST1-master675 Last week the New York Times published an article about a group of artists memorializing pedestrian and cyclist traffic deaths with sidewalk stencils. Worth the read, Memorializing Traffic Deaths With an Artist’s Touch.

“Instead of just saying Seth died here, this is where something terrible happened, those wings are saying Seth is flying by, Seth lives here,” said his mother, Debbie Kahn, who watched the image being created. “It’s also a warning: Be aware, be careful, life is precious.”

Read the complete article at www.nytimes.com


  1. Scott NAugust 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    http://designtaxi.com/news/368248/Stencil-Street-Art-Memorials-Mark-Sites-Of-Victims-Who-Were-Killed-In-Traffic/ Here’s a link to pictures of the finished stencils.

  2. sarahelizabethAugust 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    mind blowing that someone can kill someone with complete negligence and have no repercussions or jail time…..


  3. Josh BiskerAugust 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Hey, that’s me in that photo! I’m one of the Right of Way organizers that made this action happen. Thanks Urban Velo for reposting the Times article. We’ve been getting contacted by a number of communities asking if they can use the image to memorialize their own losses to traffic violence, and are getting ready to release it with instructions for use. We’ll make sure to send news your way.

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