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In the UK, pedestrians cross roads on
zebras. Not real zebras, (though that's an
idea in itself) but Zebra Crossings, so
named after their black and white broad
Snow Leopard Crossings is the generic
name for the idea of re-colouring many
these pedestrian ways by
animal fur patterns. The shape of the
crossings would also mirror the general
outline of the animal, as if it had been
made into an elongated rug, with:
outstretched legs; a head at one side of
the road; and a tail at the other.
in exactly the same manner, only they
would also serve to raise the
consciousness of those walking and
driving across the backs of some of the
world's most endangered animals.
(ps I'd also really like them to be bright
furry, like carpets)
this one once had beatles crossing on it [xenzag, Oct 20 2007]
Real Zebra Pattern Crossing
[xenzag, Oct 20 2007]
Snow Leopard Crossing
just add pavements, road, pedestrians, and stopped cars [xenzag, Oct 20 2007]
Memorial for pedestrian accident victims
Turning their names into the white of a zebra crossing. [jutta, Oct 20 2007]
||Well, one of the reasons zebra crossings work is that motorists are accustomed to stopping for one particular pattern on the road. If they had to remember to stop for a range of different patterns, they might not stop in time.
||I think the presence of the Belisha
Beacons, other road markings and
warnings, along with the supplanting of
existing locations would take care of
become more aware of the crossings,
not less, because of their iconic
significance and publicity.
||//If they had to remember to stop for a range of different patterns, they might not stop in time// It's probably just best to remember to stop when there are people in front of the car then.
||Call up Banksy. I remember he did rogue zebra crossings at some point.