Where's the Fire?-Slow Down - Needham, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 18.441 W 071° 14.349
19T E 315449 N 4686329
Quick Description: This artistically designed sign is one of a series of signs featuring student artwork designed to catch the attention of the driver to slow down.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2009 9:26:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM5VN5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 19

Long Description:
Some time in late 2008, the town of Needham posted a series of signs based on artwork made by students and are posted in several locations near schools. There are several versions. This one was my favorite one, which shows red and orange flames and the words:

"Where's the Fire?
"[Flames]
"Slow Down!"

While the concept is very interesting, and I do recognize the creative intent, I found the lettering not thick enough to read while driving. Also, the lettering should be darker to add contrast. Of course, they aren't standard signs, so some drivers might just miss them altogether.

This sign is located at the intersection of Cedar Street and Wellesley Avenue Extention (a redesign of the road intersection created this 'extention' which may not be on maps yet - another story). Eliot School is off Wellesley Avenue Extention.

The following is a link to Boston.com about the sign:

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Type of sign or poster: Roadside

Name the misspelled word: Not listed

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