Icelandic Town Hopes to Slow Traffic with 3-D Illusion

The small town of Isafjordur, Iceland is hoping an optical illusion painted onto a street will work to slow down drivers.
October 17, 2017, 5am PDT | jwilliams | @jwillia22
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Richard Tanguy

A series of what appear to be hovering blocks have been painted at a three-way intersection in the town of Isafjordur, Iceland in a bid to reduce traffic speeds. Birgir Olgeirsson writes in Visir (in Icelandic) that the painted illusion is similar to an idea from New Delhi, India, where a floating zebra stripe crossing painted across a street has resulted in slower speeds. Images of the crossing are available on the Visir web site, here.

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Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Visir
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