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All About Crosswalks: Newest Ideas from Russians and Italians

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The blog CityFix checks out innovative ideas in crossing the concrete channels we call roads. LA gets the first shout-out with our diagonal crosswalks that have popped up in neighborhoods like Westwood. The blog is also fond of Jae Min Lim's “ergo crosswalk,” (top images); the South Korean designed a curvy crosswalk that supposedly mimics the way people actually move in cities. The bottom right image is a design by a Russian firm that places lights on a wire above crosswalks--looks to be more useful in rural or suburban areas without street lights. Finally, there's the simple idea that more people on the streets make crosswalks safer; see bottom left image of happy Italian children safely traversing the street carrying large orange balloons, an indication that they are a group.
· Following the Flow of People With Crosswalks [CityFix]
· Diagonal Crosswalks: Watch the Scramble [Curbed LA]