On Saturday’s airing of Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s news quiz, the City of Cambridge’s latest art project, “Crossing Non-Signalized Locations,” in which parking ticket envelopes are adorned with yoga poses in an attempt to bring out the poetry in parking enforcement, drew some laughs.
Peter Sagal nearly stumped Mo Rocca with the following question:
“Mo, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, traffic cops have begun a new program in which they’re adding something to parking tickets in an attempt to take a little bit of the sting out of them. What are they adding?”
Listen to the excerpt here (it begins at 4:37): http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=130115566&m=130115538&t=audio.
Along with yoga poses on parking tickets, “Crossing Non-Signalized Locations” includes six signs made to look like regulation signs with messages to pedestrians; car boots made of soft fabric; and an art installation inspired by the written excuses that Cambridge residents have submitted to dispute parking tickets.
For more information, read the Cambridge Chronicle’s article about the installation that runs through November 17 here: http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/fun/entertainment/arts/x863083344/Cambridge-art-project-turns-your-parking-tickets-into-poetry?photo=0