Just when we thought we’d gotten our heads wrapped around Pokémon Go, here comes Pac-Man.
As part of its ongoing Pavement to Parks project, the Seattle Department of Transportation will unleash the iconic 1980s video game character on a portion of underutilized roadway in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
SDOT will use “adaptable materials” to repurpose a segment of Summit Ave East between East Denny Way and East Olive Way for what it calls “a vibrant community gathering place.” The neighborhood is already home to the city’s best-looking crosswalks, which feature colors of the rainbow flag at certain intersections in a celebration of Pride.
SDOT said the Pac-Man idea won out after the community was invited to submit and vote on their favorite maze-themed mural designs for the street.
Pavement to Parks began last summer and SDOT plans to continue installing the pop-up places of urban respite across the city.