3D road safety
In the small town of Ísafjörður in Iceland, a 3D zebra crossing appears to float above the asphalt. The optical illusion slows motorists down and makes crossing the street safer for pedestrians.
Examples of the distinctive designs funded by the Asphalt Art Initiative appeared on the streets of London in November 2021. The initiative aims to revitalise public spaces and improve street safety.
In support of Hamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics, the entrance to Jungfernstieg suburban rail station was transformed into a running track. The track was actually used as part of the city’s marathon course, with runners running down one staircase and up the other.
Roundabouts slow traffic down. In the town of Lyss in the Swiss canton of Bern, a roundabout designed to resemble a turntable delights DJs and vinyl fans.