California state officials are floating the idea of allowing commercial advertising on freeway and interstate highway information signs as a means of raising revenue. This is a reckless idea that could make these roadways less safe, more congested, and diminish the effectiveness of the “Amber Alerts” that flash on these signs when a child abduction has taken place in the area. This ongoing commercialization of the visual environment is a huge threat to public space that belongs to all of us, not just to the outdoor advertising industry and their clients.
- Getting it Wrong: An Open Letter to L.A. City Councilman Mitchell Englander (and his PLUM committee colleagues)
- Coming Attractions: New Digital Billboards on L.A. City Streets?
- Failure to Get the Memo: New L.A. Bus Shelter Ads With Guns
- Alcohol Ads on Billboards: Marketing to Youth?
- L.A.’s Digital Billboard Debate: It’s the Revenue, Stupid
- Movie Ads, Gun Violence, and Smokey the Bear
- Billboard Company Lobbying: Half a Million in First Quarter of 2016
- Digital Billboards: Planning Commission Says NO, Council Committee Says YES