Citizens of Portland on occasion have taken it into their own hands to calm traffic in their neighborhoods. We rode our bikes over a hand-painted traffic circle at a wide and inviting intersection otherwise unmarked. Further along Alberta is a playful house with whimsical shapes painted on the street. I have no idea if this is legal, but it certainly made us take notice … take the time to stop and look. And isn’t that what we want at intersections? Hurray for those artist’s statements.