Tag Archives: pedestrian safety

Illuminated crosswalks in Amsterdam

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The lighted zebra crossing, developed and patented by a company with the same name, is an illuminated crosswalk. Installed in the Netherlands, the white stripes of the ‘zebra’ light up both the crossing and its pedestrian traffic with the intent of improving safety at these intersections. In addition, several sensors — embedded into the technology — register the number of passing vehicles, as well as their velocity, axle load, and the number of pedestrians. Continue reading

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OpenCity Weekly Review

14220746316_3218176f12_zHere’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the controversial gentrification of San Francisco’s Mission District, creating temporary community spaces with instant playgrounds and creating a new experience while waiting for the crosswalk.  Continue reading

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Defending Pedestrian Rights

There is a defender of pedestrian rights in the streets of Mexico City, Peatónito the masked Lucha Libre. Pedestrian safety is a major issue in Mexico city with one pedestrian death per day on average and countless injuries. Peatónito and his comrades take to the streets and crosswalks to physically block cars that are infringing on pedestrian space, paint crosswalks and clear sidewalks of obstructions.

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