A 3D- painted zebra crossing that provides an optical illusion of white blocks floating in the road has been trialled in Iceland in a bid to slow drivers down (photo 1). The appropriately named ‘3D Crosswalk’ has been painted on a road in Ísafjörður in north-west Iceland. The work was carried out by after the town’s environmental administrator d been looking into ways of slowing drivers down. A pedestrian crossing like this makes it look like there’s something blocking the road. If the crossing successfully slows drivers down, more similar crossings may be painted around the town.
There are more places in the world with 3D-painted zebra crossings. For example in Kyrgyzstan (photo 2) and India (photo 3)