3D Crosswalks Are Forcing Cars To Slow Down For Pedestrians All Over The World

Canada is taking a page from France, India and Germany when it comes to road safety and pedestrians. Montreal City workers are painting 3D style optical illusions in crosswalks.

The Montreal borough of Outremont is the latest city to use optics as a way to slow down drivers to yield to crossing pedestrians. The updated crosswalks don’t come cheap. The 3D crosswalks can cost up to $3000, whereas the standard crosswalk costs a couple of hundred. 

This technique has already been used successfully in Iceland, Iraq and Mozambique.

It could work in Montreal as well.

But people were less optimistic. 

Others saw the up side. 

Just remember to look both ways before crossing.

H/T: CBC, Bored Panda