Traffic signals depicting pedestrians in dresses have been unveiled in the Australian city of Melbourne as a 12-month trial backed by the Committee for Melbourne. They hope the city’s pedestrian crossings will eventually have an equal number of female and male walking signals in a push for gender equality. Via: Herald Sun
The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England, was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central, anti-clockwise roundabout. WIRED explain how the incredibly complex seven-circle roundabout works, and how it manages to keep traffic flowing smoothly. Watch the video below.
BicycleDutch posted a short video of how traffic signals sensors work in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, for both vehicles and bicycles. For more information you can go to the BicycleDutch blog.
A crosswalk button with actor Jimmy Stewart‘s voice to guide pedestrians across the streets. The crosswalk button is installed at Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the home town of the actor. The voice was provided by celebrity impersonator Rich Little. I made a short video below when I was up in Indiana.
Dutch CRM software company Archie posted a live stream of a vehicles and bikes traveling through a roundabout in Purmerend, The Netherlands. Watch the live stream below. via: Laughing Squid
An interesting Anti-public urination street sign in Mikulov, Czech Republic that aims to prevent those who feel no shame relieving themselves on the streets. The sign explains that violators will be recorded and publicly shamed on YouTube. via: Laughing Squid,