An exciting development in pedestrian crossing safety will emerge in the City of Beaumont – quite literally.
A new kind of crosswalk will be painted that will appear to be three-dimensional (3D) by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion. The innovative design will give pedestrians the feeling of walking on air and also aims to grab the attention of the driver to slow down when they spot the seemingly floating crosswalk.
Pedestrian safety is a paramount priority for the City of Beaumont and our residents. Locations of the two newly painted 3D crosswalks will be at the intersections of 30 Avenue and 55 Street, and Saint-André Academy on Rue Eaglemont Street.
The City of Beaumont will become the first city in Western Canada to join Montreal and Waterloo in Canada and other urban communities in China, France, Germany, Iceland, and India in hopes of catching the attention of drivers with a crosswalk painted to appear three-dimensional (3D).
This unique project will also provide an opportunity to study pedestrians and motorist behaviour with 3D crosswalks in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Feedback will be collected from the crosswalk users, and an online survey will also be made available later in the year.
The City of Beaumont is a community open to exploring advancements in urban development and takes pride in being an ideal city for new innovations and technologies.