In Ottawa, vinyl covers combat graffiti on traffic control boxes

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Like countless big cities around the globe, Canada's capital has been battling graffiti for years, including commissioning artists for a citywide mural program targeting large surfaces. Recently, however, a new program was introduced for Ottawa's frequently vandalized traffic control boxes that uses brightly colored vinyl covers to both deter graffiti and make it easier to remove. The pilot project, which was announced in early November, includes 24 boxes on Ottawa's Bank Street that are covered in vinyl, graffiti-resistant wrappers featuring bright colors and iconic local imagery. “Traffic control boxes are one of the prime targets to be tagged in our…

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