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Thayer Street Crosswalks

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What is the deal with the new Thayer Street crosswalks!!! Not only has it taken them 2 years to finish the 3 crossings but they are hideous. They look like a manhole cover that has been repeated over and over. I will try to take a picture for anyone who hasnt seen it yet.

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What is the deal with the new Thayer Street crosswalks!!! Not only has it taken them 2 years to finish the 3 crossings but they are hideous. They look like a manhole cover that has been repeated over and over.

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I know they look terrible. Is it just me, or have the Thayer Street Enhancements made Thayer Street look worse than it did before. The crosswalks, the streetsigns... :sick:

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Is it just me, or have the Thayer Street Enhancements made Thayer Street look worse than it did before. The crosswalks, the streetsigns... :sick:

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I heard that the intent behind the crosswalks is visual distraction and safety. Basically, because they're so funnylooking, drivers will slow down and say "what's that funnylooking crosswalk?" rather than just zooming through intersections. Go figure.

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I was on Thayer today and I will say i am surprised they actually finished them. I don't mind them, I think it will look better once they finish all the sidewalks and those are new with white concrete. Right now they stick out to much, but they will blend in better eventually.

Also the blaze sign in ridiculous, and I ate at East side Pockets today and had a grasshopper in my salad. I think it was mixed in the produce box, but it was gross.

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I heard that the intent behind the crosswalks is visual distraction and safety. Basically, because they're so funnylooking, drivers will slow down and say "what's that funnylooking crosswalk?" rather than just zooming through intersections. Go figure.

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and I ate at East side Pockets today and had a grasshopper in my salad. I think it was mixed in the produce box, but it was gross.

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they STILL haven't finished the one they started between thayer and angell last november, and they've done three other crosswalks since then. also, did anyone watch them put them down? a man with the most muscly arms i've ever seen stood around while someone about thirty years his elder used all the big machines.

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This may be a stupid question, but didn't they do similar crosswalks on Empire years ago (at the end of Westminster St.)?

Looks like the same pattern, but Empire's crosswalks have red accents?

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I heard that the intent behind the crosswalks is visual distraction and safety. Basically, because they're so funnylooking, drivers will slow down and say "what's that funnylooking crosswalk?" rather than just zooming through intersections. Go figure.

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I don't think the execution in this case will illicit that response. The graphic needs to be much larger and much more jarring. A mural covering the entire intersection as seen here in Portland, OR.

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