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Toronto wants to paint streetcar safety murals on city streets

It's always a little bit of a gamble when you step off a TTC streetcar in Toronto. That's because sometimes cars and other vehicles don't stop when the doors swing open.

But this year's NXT City prize winners - Lucas DeClavasio and Andrew Patterson - have a simple, yet innovative solution to make Toronto's streetcars safer. They want to introduce street murals on the space between the sidewalk and the streetcar entrance at the city's busiest stops.

As CBC News reports, chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat led the NXT City prize jury, and she's keen to make these murals happen.

According the DeClavasio and Patterson's proposal, "The mural will bring awareness to the safety zone where cars are not supposed to enter if the streetcar's doors are open.

"The signage on streetcars have proven ineffective. Through extra visibility and public service announcements, Streetcar Safety Murals is a cost-efficient, community-supporting initiative."

Lead photo by

NXT City.


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