There are many challenges related to making a city a safe place for bicyclists and pedestrians. Sometimes, creative solutions are the best way to address these challenges. Might the world of art hold some answers as to how to creatively address pedestrian and bicyclist safety issues here in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles is starting a program aimed at exploring this possibility. The program, recently announced by the mayor, is referred to as the Creative Catalyst Artist in Residence Program. This program will involve selecting an artist to be embedded in the transportation department here in Los Angeles. The artist ultimately selected for this position will receive a commission for serving this role. The city is currently in the process of taking applications for the role.