Ashkelon’s road safety illusion

Ashkelon’s road safety illusion

That conflict between legal pedestrian and criminal driver never ends well for the pedestrian.

So what is to be done?

The Israeli city of Ashkelon is trying something new. It painted an eye-catching trompe l’oeil crosswalk that actually is on the ground, of course, but seems, through the magic of art, to hover above the road.

“I believe that with this innovative solution coming to our city, we will see fewer accidents and fewer casualties,” Ashkelon’s mayor, Tomer Glam, was quoted as saying.

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