Is This the Most Useless Crosswalk Ever?

The Transportation Planner posts about an inexplicable crosswalk at a highway interchange located in McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC.
Michael Rodriguez / The Transportation Planner

This crosswalk appears to connect nothing to nothing, and is an example of "bad pedestrian design of the worst sort," writes Michael Rodriguez. Planners need to be weary of these types of crosswalks because they communicate that planners don't care about pedestrians, potentially placing "token" crosswalks that don't really do any good for pedestrian infrastructure. "It speaks to horrible planning, to bad design, and just a general insult to pedestrian infrastructure," he adds. At worse, this crosswalk is potentially dangerous as it invites pedestrians to walk across a highway interchange. 

Full Story: The Most Useless Crosswalk Ever Is In McLean

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