Pedestrian crossings pose a significant safety hazard for people on the roads, and the 'Lighted Zebra Crossing' is one infrastructural attempt to make those urban elements as safe as possible. The Lighted Zebra Crossing consists of plates of lights that are always lit up, creating a highly visible area for pedestrians to cross the street amid traffic.
The Lighted Zebra Crossing is currently in use as a pilot project. It is located in Brummen, Netherlands, a city just west of Amsterdam. The project was installed in the city by a Dutch firm of the same name, and the firm installed their infrastructure without any charge to the municipality.
The lights in the road can be installed with either pavers or asphalt. With the former, they must be contained in steel, while they are embedded directly into the road with the latter.