New York City has gone wildly poetic in promoting safety along its 200-plus miles of bike lanes.
More than 200 signs will include the curbside haikus, a dozen of which were crafted by artist John Morse.
On the radio program Here&Now, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadki-Khan explained: "We're doing everything we can to ge the message across to New Yorkers that they need to look out for one another as they use the streets."
As expected, the $25,000 outlay for artistic signs drew some unpoetic criticism. Once city counciman called the program a waste; another advised that fixing potholes faster would be a far better safety improvement.
Given a short amount of time, I created this offering for a Milwaukee version of the curbside haiku.
Give bicyclists ample space
Slow down. Win the race