Fifteen seniors worked with Groundswell artist Jess Poplawski to create a traffic safety sign that addresses their concerns about safe street crossing in their neighborhood. The team worked closely with the NYC Department of Transportation to learn more about safety measures and interviewed their fellow residents about their experiences as pedestrians. The sign was fabricated at the DOT sign shop in Queens and installed at a key intersection in the community.
This sign is composed of a red stop-sign shape against a yellow caution square. The stop sign features the words “Stop, Look, Walk” with silhouettes of seniors crossing at a crosswalk. The top corners of the square have images of distractions to be mindful of and the bottom corners are images of others that may share the road with seniors around the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center.