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
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you high-tech streets, a new way to engage with Philadelphia’s least heard residents and typographic manspreading on London’s tube. Continue reading
Street harassment has been covered in the media as of late, but it has been making women and transgender people feel uncomfortable in public spaces for far too long. The Street Talk Project have brought the topic of harassment to the streets with a selection of 7 artist-designed aluminum street signs. The public art intervention and gallery exhibition in Toronto addresses how women navigate the city, and the socialized sexism that governs bodies on a day-to-day basis.