Sometimes the best ideas don’t need big technologies, and that is the case with the idea we are sharing today, which has already been implemented in some cities in India, China, Iceland, Germany and Spain. It consists of 3D-painted pedestrian crossings, with a three-dimensional effect that will give you the sense of finding yourself before an elevated crossing, making vehicles reduce their speed considerably.
For now, in the case of Spain it is a pilot test promoted by Vila-real’s town council, with the purpose of expanding the idea throughout the city.
Although the degree of success for the experiments carried out in other countries where it has been implemented is not yet known, or whether it truly is effective in reducing accidents at pedestrian crossings, at the very least it seems like an innovative, low-cost solution.
You can see the effect it produces in this video.