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Cyclist Makes Art from Weird Chicago Intersections

In artist Peter Gorman's new map-based print, 20 diagonal road junctions look like snowflakes and dancing figures.

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Chicago’s notorious diagonal intersections are frustrating for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike–but as a new artistic map shows, they’re also visually fascinating. Seattle artist Peter Gorman’s cycling trip across the country a few years ago inspired him to make art out of the U.S.’s odd road junctions. In his view, Belmont, Lincoln, and Ashland resembles a snowflake, and Clark, Ridge, and Thorndale looks like a couple dancing.