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Asphalt Art Is Making Our Roads Safer!

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Street art is doing more than just brightening up dull city intersections; it is also saving lives.

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One of the several hazardous intersections in Kansas City, US, have been improved by murals painted directly onto the pavement.

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At the crossroads, the average speed was roughly cut in half.

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The proportion of pedestrians who said they felt "very safe" at the crossroads increased from 23% to 63%.

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Bloomberg supports artistic initiatives that improve public infrastructure, such as streets and pedestrian areas.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies conducted the research, as part of its Asphalt Art Initiative.

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According to the study, pedestrian accidents at 22 asphalt art sites were reduced by 50%.

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Accidents that resulted in injuries decreased by about a third.

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