The initiative is part of a public art project by artist-in-residence Daniel Peltz, and some 40,000 have been printed up with yoga poses and simple instructions on the back. That’s a lot! But when you consider that Cambridge parking enforcement officers write up about 340,000 tickets per year, will only a percentage of offenders react with a deep exhale and forward bend?
Susan Clippinger, the city’s transportation chief, tells the Boston Herald the purpose of the tickets is to “debunk the idea that all parking tickets are a hostile action.”
So far Cambridge folks are not amused. You know, this is a fine gesture and all, and maybe people will actually take the advice, but they might have better luck plastering the back with “just kidding!”
via Associated Press
Links: Check out the NPR interview with Lillian Hsu of the Cambridge Arts Council, the organization behind it all: read/listen here