In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður in Iceland, a road safety project has sprung up, almost literally!
Indeed, a new pedestrian crossing has been painted in 3D.
It’s a smart way to use a successful optical illusion to strengthen road safety.
Not only does this innovative design make pedestrians feel like they are floating in the air as they cross …
… but above all it attracts the attention of car drivers who hasten to slow down!
Yes, when we see these white bands floating in the air, we don’t want to accelerate, on the contrary. Look :
Limit speed through optical illusion
Icelandic environment commissioner Ralf Trylla called for these crosswalks to be made after seeing an identical project set up in New Delhi, India.
With the help of the public works company, Vegmálun GÍH, his will has now become reality.
Take a look at the photos of Ágúst Atlason from Gústi Productions below.
Photo credits : Gústi Productions, Vegamálun GÍH and Linda Björk Pétursdóttir
Also watch the video:
These 3D pedestrian crossings are also arriving in France
In France, identical experiments take place. A 3D pedestrian crossing has been painted in the town of Locminé, in Brittany, to slow down the cars.
Another municipality, Cysoing in the north of France, is also testing this device, near a nursery school, in order to encourage cars to go slower.
How about you, would you like to see one of these crosswalks in your city? Tell us in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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