Graffiti-inspired street designs were painted to help slow traffic and protect pedestrians at two busy Brunswick Avenue on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Neighbors have identified these intersections near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Rivera Community Middle School as hazardous.
Similar “streetscape” or “tactical urbanism” projects in other cities have successfully slowed traffic and improved pedestrian safety by vibrantly highlighting crosswalks and slightly narrowing traffic lanes.
Designs were created by Trenton mural artist Leon Rainbow following a community design workshop at Lincoln Homes, was hosted by Trenton Health Team and Street Plans, an internationally recognized urban planning, design and transportation planning firm.
Volunteers should check-in at Brunswick Avenue and North Montgomery Street. Street Plans staff worked with THT and two teams of volunteers to complete the streetscape mural project.
Brunswick Avenue was selected for this project as part of a community effort supported by The BUILD Health Challenge, a national initiative funded by BUILD Health, to create a safe and healthy corridor from the Battle Monument Park to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.