Town paints 3D crosswalk to slow down speeding cars

The fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland developed a creative new way to improve road safety, they painted a 3D illusion instead of a standard crosswalk.

The incredible optical illusion is designed specifically to be viewed from oncoming traffic. The zebra stripe crosswalk appears to float in mid air a foot above the pavement.

Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla got the idea after seeing a similar project in New Delhi, India. He reached out to the street painting company Vegmálun GÍH to make his idea a reality.

Would you like to see one of these in your home town?

Take a closer look at this awesome crosswalk in the video below:

 

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