Device name(s): Painted Intersections

Painted Intersections

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Definition: Also called “intersection repair”, consists of a mural painted by community groups on the pavement at the intersection of residential streets. The measure can help give your community a sense of place, and is a great way to organize your neighborhood around a common goal. They may also have indirect effects on helping to slow traffic in your neighborhood by making drivers aware that this is a socially organized neighborhood, and helping encourage them to be respectful of the people that live there while driving down your street.

Fast Facts:

  • Can be used on Local Street- yes
  • Can be used on Collector- no
  • Can be used on Arterial- no
  • Reduces Speed-possible
  • Reduces Volume- no
  • Noise Impact- no
  • Restricts Access- no
  • Bicyclist Impact- no
  • Transit Impact- no
  • Parking Impact- no
  • Emergency Response Impact- no


  • may reduce speed
  • increases community pride


  • could be distracting to drivers