Icelandic Town Installs Genius 3D Crosswalk to Slow Down Speeding Drivers

People in a small town named safjörður, Iceland, have recently awed the world by putting 3D to good use. In order to slow down speeding drivers and protect pedestrians, they painted a new pedestrian crossing that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion.

It’s hoped that the cleverly painted crossing that appears to be floating on the road will grab the attention of drivers who are sure to slow down once they spot the seemingly floating ‘zebra stripes. This way making it safer for people to cross and avoiding accidents.

Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla called for its placement in Ísafjörður after seeing a similar project being carried out in New Delhi, India. With the help of street painting company Vegmálun GÍH, his vision became a reality.

Scroll down to see photos of the fascinating installment taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions, and let us know if you’d like to see one of these crosswalks in your own city.

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See a short video about the 3D crosswalk below:

Image credits: Vegamálun GÍH