Cartoon Tuesday: Tales From the Dark Side (of the Road)

The UK Department for Transport’s no-holds-barred THINK! road safety campaign isn’t just for adults. This creepy toon, one in a series designed to influence how kids interact with auto traffic (here’s another), encourages bright colored clothing in favor of "trendy" darker tones when walking at night.

These spots bring to mind a number of questions. Is it possible to preach pedestrian safety to pedestrians without, even by implication, downplaying the responsibility of drivers? And when it comes to kids, is it possible — or responsible — to teach anything other than "Fear the car"

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Cartoon Tuesday: On-Street Edition

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This intriguing bit of street art is the work of Peter Gibson, a.k.a. "Roadsworth", who’s been painting Montreal streets, sidewalks, and public spaces since 2001. He’s motivated by "a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of ‘car culture’ in general," according to the design blog Toxel, where you can catch […]