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PRO TIP: HACKING THE JERSEY BARRIER 1

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Concrete jersey barriers are a common material for interim design public space, bikeway, or other street safety projects. To softening the harsh concrete look of a raw barrier, try to: 1

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Add planters specially designed to sit on top of a concrete jersey barrier (see page 40 for more info). Add public art. NYC DOT has successfully used jersey barriers as a canvas to integrate public art into interim-design bikeway projects

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Create a seat, table, or shade canopy!

Top left: Sybertech self-watering planters used at a 2015 Pavement to Parks project at Phinney Avenue North at North 67th Street in Seattle (Sybertech). Top right: NYC DOT Barrier Beautification Program (NYC DOT). Bottom: Jersey barrier turned bench (lepamphlet.com).

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Tactical Urbanist's Guide to Materials and Design v.1.0  

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