Making Our Mark – Highlights From Our Favorite Paving and Striping Projects

Re-Furbishing DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza Mural

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!

Ghost Rivers

Equus Striping is honored to be part of an incredible team that brought this interactive educational project to life.

Brainchild of Bruce Willen of Public Mechanics, the Ghost Rivers project brings hidden natural water formations to light for the community it runs “under”. Equus provided the professional pavement marking expertise, installing custom designed ribbons of blue Preform Thermoplastic that is accompanied by expertly crafted signage educating the public about the native river that runs under their feet. We look forward to further collaboration with Bruce Willen of Public Mechanics as he brings more of this aquatic wonder to life in 2024.


Photo credit Frank Hamilton
Signage by Elemental Metalworks and Powder Coat Finishes
Sign installation by Floyd Godsey II


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.

Hains Point — East Potomac Park

The National Park Service spent much of 2023 in deep planning mode — analyzing ways to provide traffic improvements for East Potomac Park. They’ve focused specifically on the southern tip of the park known as Hains Point. East Potomac Park provides nearly 300 acres of recreational opportunities. The southern tip of the park also includes popular picnic and playground areas. This portion is bordered by a 2.5-mile loop of Ohio Drive. 

In July 2023, the once two-way roadway was transformed by Equus’s pavement markings into a multi-use thoroughfare that includes

  • One-way vehicle passage
  • Two-way protected pedestrian and bike lane pathways
  • New safety-oriented parking space to afford complete separation of pedestrian / bike traffic from vehicle traffic

Equus is excited to be a part of this highly visible and important improvement project to create a multi-use space that will improve traffic safety and maintain vehicle access while minimizing the impact on the park’s many resources.

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The Vale

Equus Striping created an installation for The Parks DC at The Vale to bring Streetsense and Katie Spak’s beautiful mural to life. This mural, the second of a set of two custom-designed pieces we installed for The Parks DC, flows from the loading dock to the alley at The Vale apartments in Washington, D.C.

It turned out beautifully – we could not be prouder of our crew’s dedication and hard work.

Equus Striping is proud of the work we’ve completed.
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