I just found this item about the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland. It's labeled an exciting development in road safety. A new pedestrian crossing 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, it 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 became a reality. From this picture, it really looks like the town is set inside a volcano--but the kids still have fun!
Follow the link to see photos of the fascinating installment taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions, or if you’d like to see one of these crosswalks in your own city.