Cars Wouldn't Block Crosswalks If We Picked Them Up and Moved Them

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Boston Police’s “Don’t Block the Box” campaign is aimed at drivers who enter intersections when there’s no room to exit them, a noble effort, but one that’s in no way executed as awesomely as this Brazilian jiu jitsu team’s campaign to solve a similar problem in the city of Florianópolis: cars that block pedestrian crosswalks. In order to raise awareness and embarrass drivers who block crosswalks, the Gracie Floripa Jiu Jitsu team is flash-mobbing to forcibly lift and remove cars they find doing so. We’re not sure it’d be legal for a dozen BPD officers to film themselves lifting up an intersection-blocking car and forcibly removing it, but we are sure that it’d be some seriously viral advertising for their cause. [The Atlantic Cities]

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2012/09/05/cars-block-crosswalks-picked-moved/