‘Jingletown Vigilantes’ Beautify Intersection

After spending two years attempting to convince the city traffic department to install stop signs at a dangerous intersection, a group of “Jingletown vigilantes” took matters into their own hands.

Inspired by Portland’s City Repair and Minneapolis’s Paint the Pavement projects, determined residents of Jingletown learned that intersection art often has the impact of getting cars to slow down. Armed with paint, brushes, and a cool design of a large compass, the group fearlessly worked at turning this dangerous intersection into a colorful community building event. Artists, business owners, neighbors, kids, and dogs all got in on the action.

Oakland city officials wishing to issue citations for this act of artful civil disobedience might as well give it up as participants all wore clever civilian disguises.


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