I am really curious what you think about this fundamental rethink of the pedestrian crossing. It was designed by an architectural firm in San Francisco where there is an average of 3 pedestrians hit by cars every day.
A firm called Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects is trying to reduce accidents by rethinking how people get from one side of the street to the other. The company … has come up with a network of pedestrian lanes and planters that blur the usual boundaries between walkers and drivers. Its radical idea: Blending the street and sidewalk might actually save lives.
I am trying to imagine the visual attention that would be captured by this design for pedestrians coming to the intersection along different paths. I just don’t see it. Am I missing something?
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