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0 Comments | Nov 16, 2017

Iceland’s 3D Crosswalk

Following the lead of Tbilisi in Georgia, New Delhi in India, and several Chinese cities, Ísafjörður in Iceland is experimenting with a floating zebra crossing. The crosswalk, painted at an intersection on a one-way road, gives the illusion of being three dimensional. The visual disorientation is designed to slow drivers down and make the crossing safer for pedestrians.

It’s difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of the crosswalk, since the intersection didn’t have a history of accidents, but drivers do seem to be reacting to the illusion. While the idea is innovative and fun, it’s likely that the U.S. Department of Transportation would prevent this kind of experimentation in the United States.





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