Where Sidewalks End isn’t an ordinary art show; it’s a call to action. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports in 2016 a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes. These numbers are going up year after year.
The exhibition will explore how neighborhoods and communities can become disconnected because of forgotten, neglected, or ignored investments in people-centered infrastructure. When sidewalks are overgrown, not maintained, or simply do not exist in communities, residents can become isolated in their homes or risk their own safety by being forced to walk in dangerous situations like broken or obstructed sidewalks or even worse, in the shoulder of a busy roadway.
Where Sidewalks End will highlight challenges and solutions to people-centered infrastructure and safety in our region with a focus on reconnecting people to each other and to resources to reinvigorate neighborhoods and lay the groundwork for creating safer, healthier, and more walkable communities.
Public submissions of photographs and stories will be displayed with attributions in each of the Where Sidewalks End exhibitions throughout the region and in educational materials.