Eyes/I’s on the street

On April 3, 2019 by Rebecca Dakin

To make neighbours feel safer near the intersection and park at 2nd Avenue and 9A Street NW, Picolina Productions decided to paint a mural. It isn’t an ordinary mural though; this mural includes a ton of eyes, making the name Eyes/I’s on the Street very fitting! Why eyes? Well according to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), safety goes up when there are more “eyes” on the street. So, the organizers got their paint brushes and paint and put the CPTED idea into action.

The mural was a hit, and some neighbours even suggested that the organizers paint the entire fence. This project took a lot of collaboration with The City of Calgary. This project required permits, but the ActivateYYC funds covered  paint, painting materials, and safety materials like vests and pylons.