A Quick Word

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Crossing the street is more fun in the Philippines!

Accidents do happen because pedestrians ignore traffic rules. If they don't and they decide to cross the street properly, it's still sad as some pedestrian lanes have faded over time, worsening the drivers' ped xing-blindness.

With the increasing pedestrian related accidents, the city of Pasig, in collaboration with IdeasXMachina (IXM), came up with a very ingenious idea -- the not so pedestrian lanes!

Their solution: Create quirky pedestrian lane designs to make crossing fun and conspicuous to oncoming traffic.

For more info, here's a video clip featuring IXM taken from 24 Oras aired last July 13, 2012 by GMA 7:


  1. Nice... But next they should teach drivers to stop when there's pedestrians waiting to cross the street.

    1. Yes, I also do think that when they're so used to seeing this, they'll eventually be pedestrian-blind, just like always.