In the small town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, something very exciting popped up on the road that might just have upgraded the safety of the town. The pedestrian crossing line has been painted and now appears to be 3D. Yes, it is a cleverly-detailed optical illusion and we absolutely love it.
The new design will give pedestrians the feeling of walking on air but what’s most important is it forces drivers to slow down when they see the floating “zebra stripes.”
Icelandic commissioner, Ralf Trylla, was inspired after seeing a similar project in New Delhi, India, and decided to do the same thing in his town. The design was achieved by the painting company Vegmálun GÍH, who made his vision become a reality.
Down below you can see some pictures taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions. If you would like to see a similar project like this in your country, let us know in the comments below.
More info: Gústi Productions, Vegmálun GÍH (Icelandic)
The finished result.
A closer look at the road.
It’s like he’s walking on air.
Source: Vegamálun GÍH
Sure, the kids are probably the most excited.
Source: Linda Björk Pétursdóttir
These zebra stripes make everything ten times cooler.