From Indianapolis to Mexico City, some of the most car-centric cities in the world are realizing that pedestrian friendly planning makes for more pleasant streets. The above animation, from StreetFilms, demonstrates the raised crosswalk - just one of the tools in the armories of planners who want to make a change. Here’s why StreetFilms reckon it’s important:
Raised crosswalks are Speed Tables outfitted with crosswalk markings and signage to channelize pedestrian crossings, providing pedestrians with a level street crossing. Also, by raising the level of the crossing, pedestrians are more visible to approaching motorists.
StreetFilms also has movies on everything from physically separated bike lanes to painted parking lots. We’ve already written about their superb animation on traffic calming chicanes. Thanks to Clarence for the tip!
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