The memorial, called Rainbow Halo, is the first of 100 to be installed at intersections across Los Angeles where drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists died in traffic collisions. Rainbow Halos are appearing overhead in Los Angeles, honoring lives beautifully lost in traffic crashes.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has teamed up with the City Department of Cultural Affairs and local artist John Mores to create the Rainbow Halo Project.
Each memorial includes a rainbow disc designed to raise awareness about traffic safety. Families who want to request a Rainbow Halo for their loved ones can contact Southern California Families For Safe Streets.
The installation of rainbow halos to commemorate the victims of these accidents is not the only reason. Rainbow Halos is just one part of a traffic safety initiative from the mayor of Los Angeles.
The goal is to reduce pedestrian deaths to zero by the year 2025. In addition to raising awareness with rainbow halos, they are also installing safety features throughout the city. The theory is this: Traffic deaths are preventable by raising awareness, increasing safety features, and improving road design.