PB Murals

The PB Murals program includes murals, sculptures, historical landmarks and utility box art in Pacific Beach. The current focus for beautifulPB is on pedestrian crosswalk murals. These murals highlight areas of the road with a large number of pedestrian crossings. The first mural was painted by 120 community volunteers on September 20th, 2014 at PB Middle School. This mural marks the starting point of PB Pathways, a network of safe neighborhood routes for walking, biking and skating to schools and other community destinations.

In addition to crosswalks and stop signs, pedestrian crosswalk murals are an added gesture to alert motorists to slow down, be more alert and yield to pedestrians and bicyclists. The mural provides aesthetically pleasing artwork that comes from the community where there would otherwise be none, thus improving the visual appeal of the area. The process of selecting artwork and painting the mural fosters collaboration and strengthens the community bonds by providing opportunities to bring the community together to promote health and safety.

For more information:

October 2017 beautifulPB letter to City Council President Myrtle Cole regarding Placemaking Ordinance

Why have pedestrian crosswalk murals?

How can we paint a pedestrian crosswalk mural?

PB Pedestrian Crosswalk Map

YouTube time-lapse video of mural painting

For more information contact our PB Murals Coordinator JohnPaul Gemelli: ggemelli@gbcg.net