Painting the sidewalks red to show the aggression faced by the handicapped to get around San José, is the idea of  artist Maria Alicia Rodriguez, to aims to to bring this social problem to the conscience of all Costa Ricans.

The project is called “100en1dia”.

The first “red” sidealks can be found in the areas of the Allianza Francesa and the CENAC, which has taken aback many a pedestrian, for it is uncommon for the sidewalks to be painted the colour red.

The artist is hoping that others will pick up on the idea. Rodriguez said that none at the municipal or state government wants to be involved. “If we want change, we have to do it ourselves”, said the artist.

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