“Zebras for Life” is a participatory mechanism that designs and carries out artistic interventions in the streets as a way to signpost crosswalks, while seeking to claim the right to the city.
Problems and Purpose
The citizen initiative "Zebras for Life" was initially implemented in 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia as a way to prioritize pedestrians over cars and, with this, recover and reclaim the public space.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
This participatory mechanism designs and carries out artistic interventions in the streets as a way to signpost crosswalks, while seeking to assert the right to the city. It is also a call for local governments to give priority to pedestrians in their public policies.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Years later after its first implementation, the "Zebras for Life" initiative expanded and was implemented in the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, thanks to the management of civil society organizations. In 2016 it was implemented for the first time in Buenos Aires, Argentina.