Curving Ergo Crosswalk
Can tweaking the design of a common pedestrian crossing result in fewer accidents?
One of the shortlisted entries in the Seoul International Design Competition 2010 that stood out was the ‘Ergo Crosswalk’ by Korean designer Jae Min Lim. In his project, Jae tweaks the traditional shapes of Zebra crossing into curves to reflect how people jaywalk on roads.
He believes that by carving out a wider road area, there will be fewer accidents involving pedestrians. Moreover, the Zebra stripes will have built-in LEDs that glow red or green to indicate when it is safe for people to cross. The designer says: