Montreal Hopes New 3D Crosswalks will Improve Safety

Montreal is trying out three-dimensional crosswalks in the hope that the eye-catching optical illusion will make the streets safer for pedestrians. A region of the city repainted a crosswalk with boxes that appear to be rising above the road. A second crosswalk will also be repainted as part of the pilot 3D project. A city councilor believes the markings will make drivers pause and think about slowing down. It’s not clear whether the new design actually works. In fact, one study by a master’s student at Western Michigan University found 3D crossings do not significantly improve safety. Still, the idea has been spreading around the world from India, China, Iceland, Iraq and Mozambique, Montreal residents feel it is worth a try….Ed
Source: Matt Grillo/ Photo: /Ryan Remiorz/ Pnterest/ Tuğba Atakan

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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