Informative Traffic Haikus

They tried red lights, stop signs and crossing guards; nothing worked. Now the city of New York is bringing out the heavy artillery: traffic haikus. {npr}.

In a particularly colorful excerpt from the interview, artist John Morse gets worked up about the power of the project:

It’s fun because it’s dreadfully serious — the subject… And yet, you don’t have to bang people over the head.

Or do you?

And here’s a visual sample:

© John Morse/NYC DOT