ARTists for PAL Bus Design Contest

March 29, 2013

Calling all student artists! If you're a middle or high school student who lives or attends school in Arlington County here's a great chance to have your art seen! We're asking students to design the outside of an ART bus using the theme "Share Our Streets -- Be a PAL", Arlington's pedestrian, cycling and driving safety initiative. 

The winning design will be used to wrap one ART bus that will travel throughout Arlington County and be seen by residents and visitors alike.

The contest will help promote both County Board Chairman J. Walter Tejada's "Share Our Streets -- Be a PAL" safety initiative as well as Arlington Transit's iRide program which encourages teens to use transit, bike and walk.

How the Contest Works

All designs are due by Monday, June 3, 2013, and must use the theme of "Share Our Streets -- Be a PAL". A panel will then vote to narrow down the submissions to three finalists. Starting June 10, County residents can vote for their favorite design online. The design with the most votes will be used to wrap one ART bus which will be revealed at the County Fair in August. All designs received will be put on display inside of ART buses for the public to view.

Visit commuterpage.com/ARTforPAL (broken link removed July 27, 2017) for more information, contest guidelines and to download design templates.

About "Share Our Streets -- Be a PAL"

Part of Board Chairman J. Walter Tejada's Moving Forward Together agenda includes the "Share Our Streets -- Be a PAL -- Compartamos Nuestras Calles, Seamos Amables" safety initiative. The program strives to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers about the importance of sharing the streets and being a PAL:


Predicatable -- travel in a predicatble way; don't make sudden, unexpected moves

Alert -- pay attention to your surroundings and to others around you

Lawful -- obey traffic laws, whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot

Whether you're on two feet, two wheels or four wheels, we all need to share our streets safely.

Learn more about the PAL program at commuterpage.com/pal.


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