You may find yourself wishing you lived in a one-horse town without a stoplight after you've seen all of these cheeky crosswalk creations.
The crosswalk is perhaps the most important part of any urban jungle. If humans and drivers are going to meet anywhere, it's going to be the crosswalk. Designers have been working on ways to improve both stoplights and crosswalks to ensure that these accidental encounters don't happen.
Crosswalks are also the place where people waste a lot of time. Fortunately, creatives from all walks of life have come up with ways to make crosswalks more interesting. These cheeky crosswalk creations include colorful crosswalks created for art lovers and gamified signal lights that turn an interminable wait into a quest for a high score. Next time you're waiting to stop talking to the orange hand and greet the little white man, ask yourself, "Don't I deserve more?"
From Time-Sensitive Traffic Signals to Chromatic Car Intersections
Competitive Street Corner Games
Crosswalk Pong Gives You Something to Do While Waiting to Walk
Chromatic Car Intersections
The Jessica Stockholder 'Color Jam' Art Lights up the Streets
International Crisis-Commemorating Crosswalks
9/11 Remembrance Street Art Touches a Delicate Topic
Yoga Traffic Lights
Li Ming Hsing Turns Crosswalks into Mini Yoga Studios With Her New Design
Split-Screen Traffic Lights
Robert Vackaflores' Traffic Light Makes Commuting Safer and Easier
Smart Traffic Lights Avoid Inching Forward When Waiting at the Light
Profane Traffic Lights
Manhattan Prankster Gives Crosswalk Lights the Finger
New York LOOK! Campaign Wants to Make the Streets of the City Safer
Jason Eppink Proves the Crossing Signal is a Total Crisis Panic Button
Solar-Powered Quad Crosswalks
The Eco and Pedestrian-Friendly Four-Way Traffic Lights
The Ergo Crosswalk is Designed to Keep Pedestrians Safe and Sound
Crowdsourced Crosswalk Art
Maya Barkai Spruces up Construction Sites With 'Walking Men 99'
Tree-Wrapped Crossing Cues
The Wearable Signal Walking Sign Can be to Fastened to Any Shaft
Street Light Seating
Light Up Your Crib With Recycled Walk/Don't Walk Chair
Contact-Free Crossing Buttons
This Pedestrian Traffic Switch is Motion-Sensored
Artistic Environmental Sidewalks
Jody Xiong Creates a Green Crosswalk to Spread Awareness