Fort Lauderdale is a great city. This city never sleeps. There is always something going on. There are lots of changes happening all the time.
I wrote already in my blog before about some things that I have noticed changing around and transforming this great city. I wrote about the new high-rise construction in downtown. In this blog post I wrote about outdoor art. Here I wrote about new colorful bike lanes paintings on Las Olas Bolevard. I wrote about Broward College Downtown Campus coming down. When we combine all these little changes, we get big transformatiion of Fort Lauderdale as a whole.
There is another City of Fort Lauderdale project that I wanted to write about. Did you notice the colorful painted intersection at East Las Olas Boulevard and SE 3rd Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale?
Why Was Street Pavement Painted?
Fort Lauderdale has started Connecting the Blocks Painted Intersection Project. It is first of its kind in the city and Broward County. This Painted Intersection Project should compliment “Fort Lauderdale’s identity as a fun, dynamic, pedestrian-friendly destination” also it should “help create a safer balance between cars and people”.
Other Cities That Have Turned Public Spaces Into Street Art:
A Whale Surfaces on Graham Street – Seattle, WA
Coloring Inside the Lanes – Portland, OR
Intersection Painting – North End, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Los Angeles Eco-Village – Los Angeles, CA
Ocean City NJ Paints a Street – Ocean City, NJ
St Paul Storm-Drain Mural– St. Paul, MN
Painted Pavement Beautifies Tribeca Street – New York, NY
Paint the Pavement – Boulder, CO
Paint the Pavement – Corcoran neighborhood, MN
Paint the Pavement – Powderhorn Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL
Paint the Street Fantastic – Portland, OR
The 8th and Holman Intersection Repair – Portland, OR