Making Our Mark – Highlights from our favorite Paving and Striping Projects
Our Success Stories
Creating a lasting impact
Equus has a long list of change-making striping and pavement marking projects completed around the Washington, DC metro area. These are a few of our favorite projects and collaborations that showcase how Equus’s work has transformed our community.
Re-Furbishing DC’s Black lives matter Plaza Mural
Black Lives Matter Plaza Mural
Scraping up the old damaged mural BLM Plaza
This custom color of Black Lives Matter yellow holds a very special place in our hearts.
We are excited to share another unique Equus pavement marking project — the refurbishment of the Black Lives Matter Plaza mural on 16th street, in Washington DC.
This project — located on one of the boulevards leading to the White House — had originally been constructed with basic architectural paint by volunteer labor. Mother Nature and pedestrian traffic had already done a number on the mural in its short existence. The city of DC brought our skilled team on board to refurbish this important historical street mural.
We scraped the damaged mural down to the pavement, prepped the surface for the new coatings, and expertly applied a new, custom yellow of GAF Streetbond™ 250. We are very proud of the teamwork and skill our crew exhibited on this project. Their careful consideration of both the specialty material of Streetbond™ and the cultural significance of the BLM Mural is part of what makes us Team Equus.
Looking forward to future collaborations that amplify black and minority voices in the DMV!
Vision Zero DC Public School Traffic Garden
What is a traffic garden? A traffic garden, sometimes called a traffic park, is a park where children can learn the rules of the road. This is especially important in DC, an area with historically high pedestrian fatalities.
Equus Striping is regionally recognized expert in traffic garden installation. We have participated in projects at multiple DC area public schools, including Anne Bears Elementary School (GC: HRGM Corporation) and Langdon Elementary School (GC: The Bennett Group).
In March 2023, Equus was asked by Fionnaula Quinn, Director of Discover Traffic Gardens, to be a featured presenter during the National Bike Summit in DC. Our team presented to an audience of educators and local government officials from across the United States, showcasing the benefits of using professional stripers to create accurate, long-lasting installations. Our hope is more municipalities utilize professional installers to create traffic gardens, enhancing road safety for the next generation of pedestrians and cyclists.