The small Icelandic fishing village of Ísafjörður in Westfjords, with just 2,500 inhabitants, has unveiled the first step of 3D pedestrians in Iceland, which seems to be floating on the pavement.
It is designed to slow down traffic and slow down those who drive through the narrow streets of Ísafjörður’s historic quarter.
Gaudur Ívar Halldórsson, manager of Vegmálun GÍH, a road painting company that created this 3D pedestrian crossing, commented in a local newspaper that the idea had originally come from New Delhi, India.
Ísafjörður’s environmental commissioner, Ralf Trylla, had come up with the idea while investigating new ways to slow down traffic. In fact, there are similar pedestrian crossings in Russia, India and China.
We love the idea, the creativity.
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