Back to Top

DIYDPW #28

August 28, 2013

stokesway.jpg

Hudson Valley, NY, USA (Thanks, Kevin!)


DIYDPW is a weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works projects. These are defined as any examples of municipal signage or infrastructure, generated by citizens outside of state-sanctioned means, that fulfill a perceived need in the area within which they are installed. I’d like to focus specifically on street signage and way-finding graphics, and I’d like to take contributions from our readers! Got a photo of a great handmade or otherwise DIY sign that fixes a problem the local municipality had otherwise overlooked? Send it my way. Email (include a web-ready image and location found) to DIYDPW at gmail dot com

Subjects

Posts by Shaun Slifer

DIYDPW #39

DIYDPW #39

May 5, 2017

(photos by John Colombo from The Bulletin v.42 n.5 May 2017) The DIYDPW channel has, until now, always been documentation of signage of some sort. This time I’m highlighting a…

DIYDPW #31

DIYDPW #31

October 22, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA, USA These are known as “sharrows”, a type of lane-sharing marking that cities often use on streets where bike lanes won’t fit (or for other mysterious municipal reasons)….

More By Shaun Slifer