Worker imprints bear paws into 9th Street sidewalk, part of the overall plan to add a local touch to the downtown improvement project. And instead of zebra lines, a bear paw/fish/insect pattern will be painted on crosswalks next year. There’ll also be benches bearing the same design. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)

Worker imprints bear paws into 9th Street sidewalk, part of the overall plan to add a local touch to the downtown improvement project. And instead of zebra lines, a bear paw/fish/insect pattern will be painted on crosswalks next year. There’ll also be benches bearing the same design. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)

Sidewalks take on artsy flair

Worker imprints bear paws into 9th Street sidewalk, part of the overall plan to add a local touch to the downtown improvement project. And instead of zebra lines, a bear paw/fish/insect pattern will be painted on crosswalks next year. There’ll also be benches bearing the same design. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)