Did you know the signs on the streets of Raleigh to advise people how long it takes to walk from one destination to another? This action led by Matt Tomasulo and friends is part of the movement called guerrilla or tactical urbanism, where citizens change their cities, often without official approval. Tough these signs were taken down by city officials after they noticed them in a month, they came back again as part of a 90-day pilot program to evaluate the public’s response. This program won the ASLA reward of 2011.
“More and more, people want to walk,” said Mitchell Silver, the Raleigh planning director. “The new American dream is a sidewalk.”