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DIYDPW #31

Posted October 22, 2014 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA These are known as "sharrows", a type of lane-sharing marking that cities often use on streets where bike lanes won't fit (or for other mysterious municipal reasons). Usually sans rider, or featuring a male-gendered icon riding, local folks put a woman on these bikes!

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DIYDPW #30

Posted October 15, 2014 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Campbell Hall, NY (Thanks to Kevin, who says this sign was "Installed on a newly tar and chipped road upstate. Super dangerous conditions for motorcycle riding, I was thankful someone put a sign up.")

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DIYDPW #29

Posted September 4, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Jersey St, New York, NY, USA (Thanks again, Kevin!)

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DIYDPW #28

Posted August 28, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Hudson Valley, NY, USA (Thanks, Kevin!)

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DIYDPW #27

Posted August 21, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Not exactly citizen-spawned infrastructure, but too ridiculous not to share anyway... thanks, Pete!)

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DIYDPW #26

Posted August 14, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Brooklyn, New York, USA (couple blocks from the Interference Archive!)

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DIYDPW #25

Posted August 7, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Thanks Kevin!) This sign is part of a wider campaign by Jay Shells: Metropolitan Etiquette Authority. He's got some other great work going as well...

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DIYDPW #24

Posted July 31, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Petaluma, CA, USA (full image below, thanks Kevin!)

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DIYDPW #23

Posted July 24, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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outside of New Paltz, New York, USA (more images below - Thanks, Kevin!)

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DIYDPW #22

Posted July 17, 2013 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (detail below)

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DIYDPW (#21)

Posted May 2, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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OK, so maybe this one isn't exactly citizen-generated infrastructure in the way I'm usually interested... or is it? If anything it's hilarious! Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Thanks, Alisa!)

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DIYDPW (#20)

Posted April 25, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Full image below)

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DIYDPW (#19)

Posted April 11, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Full image below, thanks Icky! I'm still getting mostly entries from Pittsburgh, and I'm about to run out, which means no more posts - so start sending in images! Read more below...)

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DIYDPW (#18)

Posted April 4, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Poop Bags in Brooklyn, NY, USA, full image below (Thanks, Mary!)

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DIYDPW (#17)

Posted March 28, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Los Angeles, CA (full article here, thanks Erok!)

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DIYDPW (#16)

Posted March 21, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (thanks Icky!)

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DIYDPW (#15)

Posted March 14, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Portland, OR, USA (full article here, thanks Vanessa!)

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DIYDPW (#14)

Posted March 7, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (full sign below... and hey, tired of seeing all these images coming mostly from Pittsburgh? Then please start sending me your photos, I'm running out! Details below.)

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DIYDPW (#13)

Posted February 29, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Brooklyn, NYC, USA (perhaps for waiting on the bus? Thanks Josh!)

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DIYDPW (#12)

Posted February 22, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (full image below... and hey, tired of seeing all these images coming mostly from Pittsburgh? Then please start sending me your photos, I'm running out! Details below.)

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DIYDPW (#11)

Posted February 15, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Portland, Oregon, USA (full article with photos here - thanks Vanessa!)

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DIYDPW (#10)

Posted February 8, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

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DIYDPW (#9)

Posted February 1, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark (full sign below)

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DIYDPW (#8)

Posted January 25, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA (full sign below... and hey, tired of seeing all these images coming mostly from Pittsburgh? Then please start sending me your photos, I'm running out! Details below.)

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DIYDPW (#7)

Posted January 18, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark (full sign below)

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DIYDPW (#6)

Posted January 11, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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rural Massachusetts, USA (full sign below)

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DIYDPW (#5)

Posted January 4, 2012 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Chicago, IL, USA

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DIYDPW (#4)

Posted December 28, 2011 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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DIYDPW (#3)

Posted December 21, 2011 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Danger sign on electrical box, Mumbai, India

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DIYDPW (#2)

Posted December 14, 2011 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Chicago, IL, USA (full sign below)

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DIYDPW (#1)

Posted December 7, 2011 by shaun in DIYDPW

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This is the first installment of what I hope will be a regular, weekly blog post highlighting global examples of Do It Yourself Department of Public Works (DIYDPW) projects (I wish I had come up with that acronym, but I owe the idea idea to a friend)....

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