Infrastructure for Distracted Pedestrians: Streetlights in the Ground
"A Dutch town has introduced an unusual way of trying to keep smartphone-addicted residents safe: Installing traffic lights in the pavement," writes Rob Price, sharing news originally reported in February by the Guardian.
The new strip lights are in place in Bodegraven. "Apart from their unusual location, they work just like ordinary traffic lights: Green means go, and red means wait," writes Price. The technology is called + Light Line and it’s the work of Dutch firm HIG Traffic Systems. So far the technology is in place as a trial and only at one intersection.
The BBC also reported on the new technological advancement in pedestrian infrastructure.