Passive Aggressive Potholes
Planting flowers in potholes has become a recent trend in North America and Europe to draw the attention of the local transit authority. Although quite passive aggressive, these artists have to be given credit for the unique approach they have taken since all else has failed to get the governments' help. Some citizens have tried planting flowers, trees, mosaics and staging rubber ducks and sculptures in the potholes. In New Orleans, citizens are filling potholes with Mardi Gras beads or repairing them themselves even though it is illegal for citizens to fix potholes themselves. In Jackson Mississippi, ‘Pothole Robin Hood’ (Ron Chane) broke-in and stole some of the city's asphalt and fixed 101 local potholes with the tag ‘citizen fixed’. Another speedy way is spray painting genitalia over the potholes like Wanksy does in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester in the UK. It seems odd that covering up graffiti is more urgent than public safety on the roadways.