*The government of Margarita Moreno participated with a project and was selected among 200 applications from cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Colima, Col.- We are delighted to announce that Bloomberg Philanthropies has selected the City of Colima as a beneficiary of a $25,000 grant from the Asphalt Art Initiative.
This unique program supports projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents.
The project that will be carried out in Colima Capital, governed by Margarita Moreno, contemplates the artistic intervention of José Pimentel Llerenas street between Díaz Mirón and Nicolás Bravo streets, because at said intersection, various traffic accidents have occurred, which have put at risk pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the girls and boys who go to the Rosaura Zapata kindergarten.
Likewise, this project will provide safe urban infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists on Díaz Mirón Street.
Colima is one of 25 grant recipients selected from more than 200 applications from cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Each project will address a pedestrian and bicyclist safety challenge.
To date, the Arte En El Asfalto initiative has supported 65 projects in cities across the United States such as Tucson, Arizona, Houston, Texas, Calexico, California; and from Europe like Tirana, Albania; Florence, Italy; Kessariani, Greece; among other.