How ‘guerilla urbanists’ made Raleigh more walkable with cardboard signs and QR codesSee on Scoop.it - Arrival Cities
While we’re all great fans of modern technology, there’s something to be said for simply getting away from the screens and getting outside to walk. That’s the mindset of the “guerrilla urbanists” behind “Walk Raleigh” — back in January, Matt Tomasulo and his friends placed 27 signs at three intersections around Raleigh that simply pointed to a local landmark (like Raleigh CIty Cemetary) and said how long it would take to walk there, along with a QR code that could be scanned for easy directions. According to Tomasulo, his project was “just offering the idea that it’s OK to walk.” He further clarified that “people just don’t even think about walking as a choice right now,” and that he wasn’t necessarily trying to get people to change their behaviors, just to think about the alternatives.
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