Sunday, November 5, 2017

Traffic Signal Control Cabinet Art

Traffic Signal Control Cabinets are ubiquitous.  Usually they are drab and boring, but they don't have to be.

In Victoria, BC, the cabinets are covered with a map of downtown and a "You are here" circle.  Wayfinding maps are something that most cities can use more of.

In Somerville, MA, the art is a little more whimsical, with a 500 pound box of popcorn.

Cambridge, MA, has also gone the whimsical route, with a set of bookshelves.

Cheyenne, WY, has art related to the city, including the State Capitol Building.

Calgary, AB, has art related to the history of the surrounding neighborhood.

Whatever you do to liven up the control cabinet, you still need to be careful where you place it.  A sidewalk obstruction is still a sidewalk obstruction, even if it looks nice.