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Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars
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Optical Illusions4 years ago

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

Since 2008 the deaths of pedestrians in traffic have increased 41 percent, with more than 6.000 fatalities per year. Though there are many causes for that, unlit and unsafe road crossings and reckless drivers might make the bigger part of it, and many countries have different ways of dealing that, but Iceland probably has the most creative solution for road safety.

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in pedestrian crossing safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new kind of speed bumps has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion.

Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, but the 3D painting also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down their speed once they spot the seemingly floating ‘zebra stripes.’ Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla called for its placement in Ísafjörður after seeing a similar project being carried out in New Delhi, India. With the help of street painting company Vegmálun GÍH, his vision of pedestrian crossing signs became a reality.

Scroll down to see photos of the fascinating installment taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions, and let us know if you’d like to see one of these crosswalks in your own city.

More info: Gústi Productions, Vegmálun GÍH (Icelandic)

Image credits: Gústi Productions

Image credits: Gústi Productions

Image credits: Gústi Productions

Image credits: Vegamálun GÍH

Image credits: Linda Björk Pétursdóttir

Image credits: Vegamálun GÍH

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Iris Jans
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm always a bit sceptic about this kind of thing.. saw a lot of examples of e.g. a child painted on the streets. I always fear that it could cause a driver to very quickly hit the brakes and cause an accident.. Also the effect kind of wears off for people who drive in those streets often.. I wonder if speed bumps aren't more effective.

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

They aren't. People that are new in my town never see the speed bump zebra. Which is fortunate, because they pass right in front of misfortunate pedestrians and then... Ooops, their cars jump slightly into the air, almost giving them a heart attack. What I'm trying to say is that they always get what they deserve for being careless while driving in a completely unfamiliar, I repeat, completely unfamiliar area.

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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

That SUV that came through at the end of the video, it didnt seem to phase him.

David Notari
Community Member
4 years ago

The video speeds up when the SUV goes through, you can tell because the people walking and riding bicycles also speed up.

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
4 years ago

um this looks like a good excuse to cause an accident

Ziggy Tomcich
Community Member
4 years ago

It should, because it can also save someone's life which is much more valuable than a bumper. If several dozen cars get rear ended by inattentive drivers, and someone's life is saved who would've otherwise been run over by one of those inattentive drivers, than that's a good thing. A driver slowing down before a crosswalk can never cause an "accident" because an "accident" means nobody was at fault. Inattentive driving is dangerous, and deadly. It's far safer for cars to crash into other cars then it is for them to crash into people.

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Carolina Ren
Community Member
4 years ago

On my city they paint a blue heart were a person died due to a traffic accident. It is morbid but effective. Most drivers do slow down when they see the blue heart.

Gabriela Moreno
Community Member
4 years ago

I love Iceland!!!!!!!

SJ_Panda_love
Community Member
4 years ago

Do they a hospital nearby? This is how you invite accidents!

Ian Bradbury
Community Member
4 years ago

Well maybe drivers could try this weird thing called "not speeding"? I appreciate that it may be unfamiliar, but you can probably master it eventually.

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Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the concept. Perhaps a fake speed bump might do a better job helping a driver who only notices at the last minute not panic and cause a crash, but overall I dig it.

Kara Witham
Community Member
4 years ago

Apparently this one is in Kyrgyzstan that I found on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/21m2qm/cool_crosswalk_design_in_kyrgyzstan/ P8nZx0Z-59...7688df.jpg P8nZx0Z-59f0fd27688df.jpg

Danielle Tropea Ibclc Cpst
Community Member
4 years ago

My town could use this. New Jersey law requires drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk but few even slow down. Last week, two girls my daughter knows were hit and the week before, a woman and her dog. Many others have escaped with just a bump. Personal entitlement and texting are getting out of control.

Ben Smith
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4 years ago

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Sure there's a law...but that's little help when 3 tons of steel is barreling down the road. People could use a little more common sense when crossing the road. If you see a car coming, DON'T WALK IN FRONT OF IT, even if it is "legal" for you to do so.

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Jerry Zezas
Community Member
4 years ago

This will work for a very limited amount of time. Cute, but rather useless

nvee
Community Member
4 years ago

Really innovative... great idea !

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent! I think they even had a campaign where they pasted pictures of huge potholes on roads to discourage speeding!

Lara B.
Community Member
4 years ago

I saw that on TV a while ago. I think it is a really good idea and might help! But i also saw, that it doesn't work, when the street is wet. That would be really unfortunate in Germany, as it rains the WHOLE F*CKING TIME!!

Gregory May
Community Member
2 years ago

It slows traffic because there are always people out in the road taking pictures. 12187813_1...804c62.jpg 12187813_10153695880774725_8016483489967952154_n-5ddde5d804c62.jpg

Gregory May
Community Member
2 years ago

It slows traffic because there are always people out in the road taking pictures. 12187813_1...da1dee.jpg 12187813_10153695880774725_8016483489967952154_n-5ddde59da1dee.jpg

Laura Ess
Community Member
2 years ago

You can find this on Google Maps at https://goo.gl/maps/QkfmhWZX5NGxCaK38. It doesn't show up on the street view because that's 2013, but it is on the satellite view.

Jameslee Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

ate my comment about how the berg i live in has made the only street to shopping a school zone all day long 5 days a week so we creep along at 15 mph

Margaret Elisabeth Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

In Britain we have three types of crossing one uses lights and is sometimes incorporated into lights at junctions some have motion sensors trained on the pavement but most have them trained on the traffic which unfairly advantages motorists. Another is a subway sometimes they get flooded The third is the oldest type and called a zebra crossing because of the white stripes. These also have a flashing light on a pole on each side of the road, called a Belisha Beacon after the person who invented them This alerts drivers some distance away that there is a crossing. I like the Zebra Crossing because the lights often take some time to change if there is traffic whereas placing your foot on the edge of the zebra crossing tells drivers of your intention to cross and most will stop for you if they are a safe distance away. much more civilized I think than having drivers screech to a halt at lights when they have been behind a bus or lorry.

Sutjahjo Ngaserin
Community Member
2 years ago

Except the car in the video seemingly sped merrily :-) across

Noreen Keene
Community Member
2 years ago

"Since 2008 the deaths of pedestrians in traffic have increased 41 percent, with more than 6.000 fatalities per year. " you say- where does this refer to? I can't imagine it applies everywhere.

Shannon Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it makes for a good behavioral study. They can watch reactions, change the paint if needed and then determine if they need a real one after that and how it should be designed. Kind of rapid prototyping. I do worry though that someone might veer off the side because it looks like it's floating almost. Would be good to see exactly what it looks like from the windshield of a car.

Évelyne Lachance
Community Member
2 years ago

This is going to confuse exactly once per driver on that road and then be totally pointless. Nice art, looks beautiful, but will do nothing to slow down anyone in the long term. :P Also anyone from the region want to give us an update on how many accidents this caused?

Évelyne Lachance
Community Member
2 years ago

This is going to confuse exactly once per driver on that road and then be totally pointless. Nice art, looks beautiful, but will do nothing to slow down anyone in the long term. :P

Tom Abbey
Community Member
2 years ago

How are people on LCD meant to get work! So selfish.

Gemma Howell
Community Member
3 years ago

It would be brilliant to have these on the road outside my house. It is a residential area with a primary school nearby but drivers think its ok to use the toad as a race course. The council have said that they will not built speed bumps until there is a fatality!

Shannon Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

would be good to try that in chalk in the front of your house if you know anyone with talent.

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Utku Ege Seydim
Community Member
3 years ago

It was first made in Turkey

mak.goldfinch@iinet.net.au
Community Member
3 years ago

I live in Canberra, and our roads minister wouldn't bother with all that 3-D effect stuff. He would just stand the bricks about half a meter in the air. He really hates cars.

Larner Caleb
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a great nudge. This, and quite a few others can be found over here: https://twitter.com/LarnerC/status/1004327518554525697

Angela Bradley
Community Member
3 years ago

At 1:00 DEAD ON a car goes speeding over when there is a pedestrian waiting. Fail.

Kabir Sarkar
Community Member
3 years ago

Funniest part is when the SUV doesn't care

Colin bongo Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a brilliant concept but I think folk will realise quickly that it is an illusion. The guy in the grey car didn't slow at all. Loved the rocky music, who did it?

Robert Natiello
Community Member
3 years ago

There's a pedestrian crossing sign to the right - so all's fair for cautious driving with the 3d image.

Dennis Volkerts
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, let we Al stay on the road and make pictures...

Paul Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

No

Paul Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Fake and gay.

Hằng Phú Sale7
Community Member
4 years ago

Scroll down to see photos of the fascinating installment taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions, and let us know if you’d like to see one of these crosswalks in your own city. http://bomchinhhang.com/chi-tiet/may-thoi-khi-la-gi-ung-dung-cua-may-thoi-khi-nhu-the-nao-122.html

Steve Syder
Community Member
4 years ago

Stupid idea. Driver will slam brakes on then crawl along, potentially causing accidents and congestion, then everyone will get used to it and act normally. Attention-seeking silliness.

kenzy kay
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4 years ago

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kenzy kay
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4 years ago

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FuckYou
Community Member
4 years ago

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FuckYou
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome Article

Paul Saunders
Community Member
4 years ago

road looks scary sorry to say I would slam on the brakes.. OY!! 3D to much but an idea.

Michele Caringella
Community Member
4 years ago

also in Italy http://bologna.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/08/18/news/molinella_strisce_pedonali_rilievo-173320507/

Chen Wang
Community Member
4 years ago

Hazardous to traffic flows.

David Dunn
Community Member
4 years ago

Um, no. Someone’s going to see those at the last minute and swerve off the road to avoid them. And like any other forced perspective image, they only work from one point of view. Vehicles coming from the opposite direction see a chaotic jumble of shapes.

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
4 years ago

supercool

Rob Rymill (roBotOne)
Community Member
4 years ago

The dick in the Disco kinda proves this sort of thing doesn't stop or slow down the idiots on our roads.

BetterThanU
Community Member
4 years ago

Wasn't that a Smiths song? Dick In The Disco?

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小雨
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice.l like

Justin Z
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't the problem with this obvious? It only works from one direction. It looks like messy nonsense if you're coming from the other direction. People's minds will reprogram after one week and it will no longer have its desired effect. Waste of taxpayer money. But that's Scandinavia for you.

Dawn K
Community Member
4 years ago

Didn't slow that van down any. I'm guessing they are familiar with it. And anyone not familiar with it will probably hit their brakes quickly and possibly cause an accident. So I see this as a waste of time and money.

Duane Kimball
Community Member
4 years ago

Didn't seem to work as at the end of the video, an SUV goes screaming through the crosswalk

okpkpkp
Community Member
4 years ago

Great idea. Hope it helps.

Saul Marron
Community Member
4 years ago

So bizarre, everytime someone steps or cycles on it it makes it look like they're superimposed/greenscreened

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

Brilliant for the purpose. Ought to be standard.

Steve Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

Fool me once...

Anna Salerno
Community Member
4 years ago

This is way cool. I hoped it did what it was designed to do.

Jan Kot
Community Member
4 years ago

Also the effect kind of wears off for people who drive in those streets often.. I wonder if speed bumps aren't more effective.

Charles Tourneur
Community Member
4 years ago

ahhh that illusion only works in one direction

Roberto Zollo
Community Member
4 years ago

yeh, really worked, that 4 wheel driver really slowed down.....NOT,

Paul Buhl
Community Member
4 years ago

that SUV drove pass it doesnt seem Faze by that .. heck it didnt even slow down

Jussi Laitinen
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't know if self-driving cars use any image recognition in obstacle / lane detection (in addition to other sensors). But if they do, it might not be a good idea to paint the road with optical illusions. Otherwise, it looks cool!

Kevin Burke
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey, Are these patented/copyrighted? Who can I contact? Even when the effect wears off for the locals, (along with the paint). It's still awesome art. And it may at least remind folks to slow down.

Ian Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

We are talking of Iceland (the country, not UK store that has more employees than the country of the same name) that has very few cars compared to most Cities with a larger population and more cars. I understand why they put it there, however, surely traffic is the least of their issues? The Discovery that went over the zebra crossing at the end didn’t slow down as the driver being a local knew it was fake, there again, so would the rest of the island. I suppose it’s a tourist stunt.

Nino Andreotti
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, I would like to see these "things" in my town . Speed bums could occurr. We should put on the bill of it... 2

Tina Bond-Kuglin
Community Member
4 years ago

why don't they just teach people to cross the streets properly and ride a bike the right way too. oh thats right the duming down of our society is not just here its world wide

Michael Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

film speed increased at 54-103

Matthew Covington
Community Member
4 years ago

bobbycomfort.com is your source for slowing down and enjoying life.

Matthew Covington
Community Member
4 years ago

when it comes to slowing down and enjoying life, bobbycomfort.com has all your primary needs met. who farted?

Cheryl Reiff-Blevins
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's pretty cool. I just looked up pictures of the town and it's breathtaking!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
4 years ago

Terrible idea people will instinctively swerve it

Ender LP
Community Member
4 years ago

scary

Lina Lopez
Community Member
4 years ago

That town is so clean I thought it was a computer simulation!!

Santa-Joe ClausBowden
Community Member
4 years ago

Cars and Bicycles don't slow for pedestrians !

Nicola Morley
Community Member
4 years ago

Seems to work for the kids cycling “through”

wew
Community Member
4 years ago

Creative

Joris van Amerom
Community Member
4 years ago

Feb 2016. foto-zebra...ee-png.jpg foto-zebra-59f1e6d7c85ee-png.jpg

Nikolai Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

What a brilliant idea! The main problem is that the locals will soon learn that it's actually flat and drive accordingly.

Randall Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

Check out the 1:00 mark. Where the car speeds over the crosswalk and almost hits a kid riding a bike in the middle of the street.

Ignis Cattus
Community Member
4 years ago

imagine, someone drunk pass this road~ yeah, it'll be fun to see 😂🙊

Eva Duskova
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does the whole town look like a computer one?

Joanna Huang
Community Member
4 years ago

Dang... that's trippy

Kathleen Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

It only works in one direction as it isn't 3 D.

Madison Unger
Community Member
4 years ago

I think that this is cool and the painters must have some real talent. (Or maybe that's just me, I am an awful artist.) But I do think that this could cause some problems. On the happier note, the view from this town is beautiful and it is a cute little town. (from what I saw in the picture)

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

On another subject... what a cute town!

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
4 years ago

But then won't like kids actually just start playing on that and create actual accidents?

GENOMA OPSDC
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing

Kevin Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

I found the exact spot on google street view. However, before the 3D cross walk was painted. https://www.google.com/maps/@66.0741302,-23.1211477,3a,83y,125.59h,100.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD3tPzkoCDn3bmnajPtRlbA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Kevin Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

I found the exact spot on Google street view, before the 3D installation. https://www.google.com/maps/@66.0741302,-23.1211477,3a,83y,125.59h,100.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD3tPzkoCDn3bmnajPtRlbA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Tiffany Lin
Community Member
4 years ago

Wont people realize after the first time encountering it, or hearing about it on the news, that it is a 3d painting?And therefore not slow down?...

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that street looks like a set of a video game xD

Gans Gary
Community Member
4 years ago

I really like this. We could use this in the UK!

Christie Quirin
Community Member
4 years ago

That has got to be the dumbest idea yet. Yeah lets freak out a driver operating a two ton vehicle and think they have to brake suddenly to avoid hitting something. You don't think that is going to do more damage than the dumbasses who refuse to look and wait for traffic before crossing, not to mention the thousand who refuse to look up from the phone to even pay attention to traffic? Ok we will see how this goes. I just hope everyone has awesome insurance to cover all these accidents that are going to happen. Wow

Adam Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

Is there any documentation showing that this type of crosswalk has reduced the number of incidents and will help with predestine crossings?

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Iris Jans
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm always a bit sceptic about this kind of thing.. saw a lot of examples of e.g. a child painted on the streets. I always fear that it could cause a driver to very quickly hit the brakes and cause an accident.. Also the effect kind of wears off for people who drive in those streets often.. I wonder if speed bumps aren't more effective.

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

They aren't. People that are new in my town never see the speed bump zebra. Which is fortunate, because they pass right in front of misfortunate pedestrians and then... Ooops, their cars jump slightly into the air, almost giving them a heart attack. What I'm trying to say is that they always get what they deserve for being careless while driving in a completely unfamiliar, I repeat, completely unfamiliar area.

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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

That SUV that came through at the end of the video, it didnt seem to phase him.

David Notari
Community Member
4 years ago

The video speeds up when the SUV goes through, you can tell because the people walking and riding bicycles also speed up.

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
4 years ago

um this looks like a good excuse to cause an accident

Ziggy Tomcich
Community Member
4 years ago

It should, because it can also save someone's life which is much more valuable than a bumper. If several dozen cars get rear ended by inattentive drivers, and someone's life is saved who would've otherwise been run over by one of those inattentive drivers, than that's a good thing. A driver slowing down before a crosswalk can never cause an "accident" because an "accident" means nobody was at fault. Inattentive driving is dangerous, and deadly. It's far safer for cars to crash into other cars then it is for them to crash into people.

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Carolina Ren
Community Member
4 years ago

On my city they paint a blue heart were a person died due to a traffic accident. It is morbid but effective. Most drivers do slow down when they see the blue heart.

Gabriela Moreno
Community Member
4 years ago

I love Iceland!!!!!!!

SJ_Panda_love
Community Member
4 years ago

Do they a hospital nearby? This is how you invite accidents!

Ian Bradbury
Community Member
4 years ago

Well maybe drivers could try this weird thing called "not speeding"? I appreciate that it may be unfamiliar, but you can probably master it eventually.

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Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the concept. Perhaps a fake speed bump might do a better job helping a driver who only notices at the last minute not panic and cause a crash, but overall I dig it.

Kara Witham
Community Member
4 years ago

Apparently this one is in Kyrgyzstan that I found on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/21m2qm/cool_crosswalk_design_in_kyrgyzstan/ P8nZx0Z-59...7688df.jpg P8nZx0Z-59f0fd27688df.jpg

Danielle Tropea Ibclc Cpst
Community Member
4 years ago

My town could use this. New Jersey law requires drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk but few even slow down. Last week, two girls my daughter knows were hit and the week before, a woman and her dog. Many others have escaped with just a bump. Personal entitlement and texting are getting out of control.

Ben Smith
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4 years ago

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Sure there's a law...but that's little help when 3 tons of steel is barreling down the road. People could use a little more common sense when crossing the road. If you see a car coming, DON'T WALK IN FRONT OF IT, even if it is "legal" for you to do so.

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Jerry Zezas
Community Member
4 years ago

This will work for a very limited amount of time. Cute, but rather useless

nvee
Community Member
4 years ago

Really innovative... great idea !

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent! I think they even had a campaign where they pasted pictures of huge potholes on roads to discourage speeding!

Lara B.
Community Member
4 years ago

I saw that on TV a while ago. I think it is a really good idea and might help! But i also saw, that it doesn't work, when the street is wet. That would be really unfortunate in Germany, as it rains the WHOLE F*CKING TIME!!

Gregory May
Community Member
2 years ago

It slows traffic because there are always people out in the road taking pictures. 12187813_1...804c62.jpg 12187813_10153695880774725_8016483489967952154_n-5ddde5d804c62.jpg

Gregory May
Community Member
2 years ago

It slows traffic because there are always people out in the road taking pictures. 12187813_1...da1dee.jpg 12187813_10153695880774725_8016483489967952154_n-5ddde59da1dee.jpg

Laura Ess
Community Member
2 years ago

You can find this on Google Maps at https://goo.gl/maps/QkfmhWZX5NGxCaK38. It doesn't show up on the street view because that's 2013, but it is on the satellite view.

Jameslee Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

ate my comment about how the berg i live in has made the only street to shopping a school zone all day long 5 days a week so we creep along at 15 mph

Margaret Elisabeth Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

In Britain we have three types of crossing one uses lights and is sometimes incorporated into lights at junctions some have motion sensors trained on the pavement but most have them trained on the traffic which unfairly advantages motorists. Another is a subway sometimes they get flooded The third is the oldest type and called a zebra crossing because of the white stripes. These also have a flashing light on a pole on each side of the road, called a Belisha Beacon after the person who invented them This alerts drivers some distance away that there is a crossing. I like the Zebra Crossing because the lights often take some time to change if there is traffic whereas placing your foot on the edge of the zebra crossing tells drivers of your intention to cross and most will stop for you if they are a safe distance away. much more civilized I think than having drivers screech to a halt at lights when they have been behind a bus or lorry.

Sutjahjo Ngaserin
Community Member
2 years ago

Except the car in the video seemingly sped merrily :-) across

Noreen Keene
Community Member
2 years ago

"Since 2008 the deaths of pedestrians in traffic have increased 41 percent, with more than 6.000 fatalities per year. " you say- where does this refer to? I can't imagine it applies everywhere.

Shannon Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it makes for a good behavioral study. They can watch reactions, change the paint if needed and then determine if they need a real one after that and how it should be designed. Kind of rapid prototyping. I do worry though that someone might veer off the side because it looks like it's floating almost. Would be good to see exactly what it looks like from the windshield of a car.

Évelyne Lachance
Community Member
2 years ago

This is going to confuse exactly once per driver on that road and then be totally pointless. Nice art, looks beautiful, but will do nothing to slow down anyone in the long term. :P Also anyone from the region want to give us an update on how many accidents this caused?

Évelyne Lachance
Community Member
2 years ago

This is going to confuse exactly once per driver on that road and then be totally pointless. Nice art, looks beautiful, but will do nothing to slow down anyone in the long term. :P

Tom Abbey
Community Member
2 years ago

How are people on LCD meant to get work! So selfish.

Gemma Howell
Community Member
3 years ago

It would be brilliant to have these on the road outside my house. It is a residential area with a primary school nearby but drivers think its ok to use the toad as a race course. The council have said that they will not built speed bumps until there is a fatality!

Shannon Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

would be good to try that in chalk in the front of your house if you know anyone with talent.

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Utku Ege Seydim
Community Member
3 years ago

It was first made in Turkey

mak.goldfinch@iinet.net.au
Community Member
3 years ago

I live in Canberra, and our roads minister wouldn't bother with all that 3-D effect stuff. He would just stand the bricks about half a meter in the air. He really hates cars.

Larner Caleb
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a great nudge. This, and quite a few others can be found over here: https://twitter.com/LarnerC/status/1004327518554525697

Angela Bradley
Community Member
3 years ago

At 1:00 DEAD ON a car goes speeding over when there is a pedestrian waiting. Fail.

Kabir Sarkar
Community Member
3 years ago

Funniest part is when the SUV doesn't care

Colin bongo Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a brilliant concept but I think folk will realise quickly that it is an illusion. The guy in the grey car didn't slow at all. Loved the rocky music, who did it?

Robert Natiello
Community Member
3 years ago

There's a pedestrian crossing sign to the right - so all's fair for cautious driving with the 3d image.

Dennis Volkerts
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, let we Al stay on the road and make pictures...

Paul Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

No

Paul Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Fake and gay.

Hằng Phú Sale7
Community Member
4 years ago

Scroll down to see photos of the fascinating installment taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions, and let us know if you’d like to see one of these crosswalks in your own city. http://bomchinhhang.com/chi-tiet/may-thoi-khi-la-gi-ung-dung-cua-may-thoi-khi-nhu-the-nao-122.html

Steve Syder
Community Member
4 years ago

Stupid idea. Driver will slam brakes on then crawl along, potentially causing accidents and congestion, then everyone will get used to it and act normally. Attention-seeking silliness.

kenzy kay
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4 years ago

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kenzy kay
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4 years ago

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FuckYou
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4 years ago

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FuckYou
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome Article

Paul Saunders
Community Member
4 years ago

road looks scary sorry to say I would slam on the brakes.. OY!! 3D to much but an idea.

Michele Caringella
Community Member
4 years ago

also in Italy http://bologna.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/08/18/news/molinella_strisce_pedonali_rilievo-173320507/

Chen Wang
Community Member
4 years ago

Hazardous to traffic flows.

David Dunn
Community Member
4 years ago

Um, no. Someone’s going to see those at the last minute and swerve off the road to avoid them. And like any other forced perspective image, they only work from one point of view. Vehicles coming from the opposite direction see a chaotic jumble of shapes.

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
4 years ago

supercool

Rob Rymill (roBotOne)
Community Member
4 years ago

The dick in the Disco kinda proves this sort of thing doesn't stop or slow down the idiots on our roads.

BetterThanU
Community Member
4 years ago

Wasn't that a Smiths song? Dick In The Disco?

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小雨
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice.l like

Justin Z
Community Member
4 years ago

Isn't the problem with this obvious? It only works from one direction. It looks like messy nonsense if you're coming from the other direction. People's minds will reprogram after one week and it will no longer have its desired effect. Waste of taxpayer money. But that's Scandinavia for you.

Dawn K
Community Member
4 years ago

Didn't slow that van down any. I'm guessing they are familiar with it. And anyone not familiar with it will probably hit their brakes quickly and possibly cause an accident. So I see this as a waste of time and money.

Duane Kimball
Community Member
4 years ago

Didn't seem to work as at the end of the video, an SUV goes screaming through the crosswalk

okpkpkp
Community Member
4 years ago

Great idea. Hope it helps.

Saul Marron
Community Member
4 years ago

So bizarre, everytime someone steps or cycles on it it makes it look like they're superimposed/greenscreened

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

Brilliant for the purpose. Ought to be standard.

Steve Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

Fool me once...

Anna Salerno
Community Member
4 years ago

This is way cool. I hoped it did what it was designed to do.

Jan Kot
Community Member
4 years ago

Also the effect kind of wears off for people who drive in those streets often.. I wonder if speed bumps aren't more effective.

Charles Tourneur
Community Member
4 years ago

ahhh that illusion only works in one direction

Roberto Zollo
Community Member
4 years ago

yeh, really worked, that 4 wheel driver really slowed down.....NOT,

Paul Buhl
Community Member
4 years ago

that SUV drove pass it doesnt seem Faze by that .. heck it didnt even slow down

Jussi Laitinen
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't know if self-driving cars use any image recognition in obstacle / lane detection (in addition to other sensors). But if they do, it might not be a good idea to paint the road with optical illusions. Otherwise, it looks cool!

Kevin Burke
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey, Are these patented/copyrighted? Who can I contact? Even when the effect wears off for the locals, (along with the paint). It's still awesome art. And it may at least remind folks to slow down.

Ian Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

We are talking of Iceland (the country, not UK store that has more employees than the country of the same name) that has very few cars compared to most Cities with a larger population and more cars. I understand why they put it there, however, surely traffic is the least of their issues? The Discovery that went over the zebra crossing at the end didn’t slow down as the driver being a local knew it was fake, there again, so would the rest of the island. I suppose it’s a tourist stunt.

Nino Andreotti
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, I would like to see these "things" in my town . Speed bums could occurr. We should put on the bill of it... 2

Tina Bond-Kuglin
Community Member
4 years ago

why don't they just teach people to cross the streets properly and ride a bike the right way too. oh thats right the duming down of our society is not just here its world wide

Michael Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

film speed increased at 54-103

Matthew Covington
Community Member
4 years ago

bobbycomfort.com is your source for slowing down and enjoying life.

Matthew Covington
Community Member
4 years ago

when it comes to slowing down and enjoying life, bobbycomfort.com has all your primary needs met. who farted?

Cheryl Reiff-Blevins
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's pretty cool. I just looked up pictures of the town and it's breathtaking!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
4 years ago

Terrible idea people will instinctively swerve it

Ender LP
Community Member
4 years ago

scary

Lina Lopez
Community Member
4 years ago

That town is so clean I thought it was a computer simulation!!

Santa-Joe ClausBowden
Community Member
4 years ago

Cars and Bicycles don't slow for pedestrians !

Nicola Morley
Community Member
4 years ago

Seems to work for the kids cycling “through”

wew
Community Member
4 years ago

Creative

Joris van Amerom
Community Member
4 years ago

Feb 2016. foto-zebra...ee-png.jpg foto-zebra-59f1e6d7c85ee-png.jpg

Nikolai Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

What a brilliant idea! The main problem is that the locals will soon learn that it's actually flat and drive accordingly.

Randall Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

Check out the 1:00 mark. Where the car speeds over the crosswalk and almost hits a kid riding a bike in the middle of the street.

Ignis Cattus
Community Member
4 years ago

imagine, someone drunk pass this road~ yeah, it'll be fun to see 😂🙊

Eva Duskova
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does the whole town look like a computer one?

Joanna Huang
Community Member
4 years ago

Dang... that's trippy

Kathleen Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

It only works in one direction as it isn't 3 D.

Madison Unger
Community Member
4 years ago

I think that this is cool and the painters must have some real talent. (Or maybe that's just me, I am an awful artist.) But I do think that this could cause some problems. On the happier note, the view from this town is beautiful and it is a cute little town. (from what I saw in the picture)

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

On another subject... what a cute town!

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
4 years ago

But then won't like kids actually just start playing on that and create actual accidents?

GENOMA OPSDC
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing

Kevin Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

I found the exact spot on google street view. However, before the 3D cross walk was painted. https://www.google.com/maps/@66.0741302,-23.1211477,3a,83y,125.59h,100.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD3tPzkoCDn3bmnajPtRlbA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Kevin Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

I found the exact spot on Google street view, before the 3D installation. https://www.google.com/maps/@66.0741302,-23.1211477,3a,83y,125.59h,100.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD3tPzkoCDn3bmnajPtRlbA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Tiffany Lin
Community Member
4 years ago

Wont people realize after the first time encountering it, or hearing about it on the news, that it is a 3d painting?And therefore not slow down?...

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that street looks like a set of a video game xD

Gans Gary
Community Member
4 years ago

I really like this. We could use this in the UK!

Christie Quirin
Community Member
4 years ago

That has got to be the dumbest idea yet. Yeah lets freak out a driver operating a two ton vehicle and think they have to brake suddenly to avoid hitting something. You don't think that is going to do more damage than the dumbasses who refuse to look and wait for traffic before crossing, not to mention the thousand who refuse to look up from the phone to even pay attention to traffic? Ok we will see how this goes. I just hope everyone has awesome insurance to cover all these accidents that are going to happen. Wow

Adam Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

Is there any documentation showing that this type of crosswalk has reduced the number of incidents and will help with predestine crossings?

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