Haiku Safety Art Contest
Help the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) spread the word on pedestrian and bike safety, by submitting a safety-related haiku art piece. Selected winners will receive a Safe Routes to School and Move Forward PGH gift pack, and the grand prize winner will receive a copy of their haiku street sign and have it displayed on signs around the city! The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 16th.
Write a haiku that draws attention to the shared responsibility pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists have in keeping Pittsburgh’s streets safe. Find inspiration in one of many Department programs including:
- Pittsburgh Safety Driving Pledge
- Bike(+) Plan
- Move Forward PGH
- Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
- Safe Routes to School
What is a haiku?
A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry made of short, unrhymed lines that can evoke colorful imagery and short stories. Haiku can come in a variety of different formats of short verses, but the most common is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.
- The first line is 5 syllables
- The second line is 7 syllables
- The third line is 5 syllables
Example of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety haiku:
- To adverse to risk (5 syllables)
- To chance the lottery, yet (7 syllables)
- Steps into traffic (5 syllables)