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3D pedestrian crossing at Praça dos Trabalhadores in Maputo (Folha de Maputo)
As part of Sustainable Mobility Week 2018, professionals and activists from the United Nations Program for Human Settlements and Architects Without Borders painted the first 3D zebra crossing in Mozambique on Maputo’s Praça dos Trabalhadores.
The painting of the 3D pedestrian crossing took place on Saturday, as part of the Urban Intervention programme.
The 3D zebra crossing is a way to catch the attention of bus drivers, providing pedestrians with a safe place to cross roads. The painted 3D effect provides an illusion of shadows, making the zebra crossing stand out from the road surface, and is most effective when seen from the height of a typical bus driver’s eye-line.
The current urban intervention focuses on pedestrians and users of collective transportation.
Other campaign activities included plogging (collecting garbage with exercises, as practiced by the Let’s Do It group), assembling urban furniture, bolstering awareness of sustainable development objectives and traffic safety, health and wellness actions, music, painting safety markings for pedestrians and creating skateboard parks for children and adolescents.Source: Folha de Maputo