No Advertisements Welcome on These City Streets

John Jackson :: Friday, September 30th, 2011

Do you ever get weary of the sight of billboards and advertising popping up within every viewshed?  As if static image billboards weren’t enough, we now have digital displays presenting us with moving images.  And it’s not just on billboards…advertising shows up on busses, taxis, at bus stops, on the sides of semi-trailers and delivery vehicles. Sure, it’s not all bad – sometimes well-designed campaigns can brighten your day with a laugh or cause you to appreciate some worthy cultural issue.  Advertising revenue also can help fund perennially under resourced services, including transit.  But did you ever wonder what it would be like if there was no advertising anywhere….at all?  No billboards, no signs on the sides of trucks, busses or taxis.

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