Volunteers to Paint Street Designs to Help Slow Traffic, Protect Pedestrians

Trenton, NJ — Trenton Health Team invites neighbors and volunteers to join the fun painting vibrant graffiti-inspired street designs to help slow traffic and protect pedestrians at two busy Brunswick Avenue intersections from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday August 10.

Traffic will be rerouted to allow Brunswick Avenue intersections with North Montgomery Street and Southard Street to be transformed into colorful crossroads. Neighbors have identified these intersections near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Rivera Community Middle School as hazardous.

Similar “streetscape” or “tactical urbanism” projects in other cities have successfully slowed traffic and improved pedestrian safety by vibrantly highlighting crosswalks and slightly narrowing traffic lanes.

Designs were created by Trenton mural artist Leon Rainbow following a community design workshop at Lincoln Homes, hosted by THT and Street Plans, an internationally recognized urban planning, design and transportation planning firm. (See draft design below)

Volunteers should check-in at Brunswick Avenue and North Montgomery Street. Street Plans staff will work with THT and two teams of volunteers throughout the day, starting at 9 a.m. with a break for lunch, and snacks provided by THT. Work will continue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Brunswick Avenue was selected for this project as part of a community effort supported by The BUILD Health Challenge, a national initiative funded by BUILD Health, to create a safe and healthy corridor from the Battle Monument Park to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

To volunteer or learn more, email Matthew Broad at Trenton Health Team or call 609-337-4040