People in this town got bored by their streetscape

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CrosswalkI 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. kid in crosswalkWith 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.


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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
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I need on in my parking lot to slow down the turn around traffic.  I hope it works.  Cheap safety. 

Feb 19, 2019 12:37 PM #1
Lottie Kendall
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I saw this on a Facebook post and thought it extremely clever. I'd certainly slow down!

Feb 19, 2019 01:11 PM #2
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
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A very creative and clever idea to solve a common problem.  Hopefully is effective as well.  

Feb 19, 2019 02:48 PM #3
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Carolyn:

That's a pretty interesting thing to do. Bet that gives plenty of drivers pause.


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