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Traffic signal boxes get colorful new coats

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Tai Moses

Austin Transportation has contracted with Houston-based UP Art Studio to create the Artbox Program and bring color and design to Austin’s intersections. Four participating neighborhoods voted for a local artist to design a traffic signal box in a major intersection. As Christina Willingham, Austin Transportation’s Smart Mobility division manager, said, “Streets are not just spaces we travel through, but places woven into the fabric of communities.” With input from the communities, the artists helped each neighborhood “express its special character.” Check out the results at these four intersections:

  • Rundberg Lane at Little Walnut Creek Library, by Bydee
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Guadalupe Street, by Emily Ding
  • East Stassney Lane and Jacaranda Drive, by Niz
  • Arroyo Seco and West Koenig Lane, by Helena Martin

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