DIY Street Cleaning Signs
Reader Dana Kupper captured a photo of this handmade sign in the 4100 block of north Ashland reminding drivers to move their cars so they don’t get ticketed for street cleaning.
Seemingly, this sign hanging hobbyist must be frustrated with the lack of signage by CDOT on that block or perhaps hates seeing drivers getting ticketed so often.
“We need more citizen heroes like this!” Kupper says via e-mail. “Those permanent signs about (weekly) street cleaning on the bigger streets are tricky and hard to see. It would be great if it caught on, I know I have seen people be the victim of not looking up at the signs at 7am and running into a coffee shop or something and coming back to find a great big fat ticket.”…
Kupper thinks Chicagoans need to work together or at least help each other out once in a while.
“We have to use any means necessary to help each other against the tricks that the city likes to pull,” continued Kupper. “Although I have a feeling that whoever put these up did it for either themselves or their spouse to help remind themselves about the weekly danger!”
I think Kupper may be on to something. It’s certainly hard not to agree, as a little bit of kindness certainly does go a long way.
Maybe each of us when possible should start posting DIY signs all over the place–for street cleaning, near speed traps or warning of impending red light cameras.
Chicago would certainly be a nicer place if we cultivated this sort of sense of community.
Thanks again for the great photo Dana.
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