Monday, September 13, 2010

Ergo Crosswalk

'Ergo crosswalk'  by Jae Min Lim from korea is one of the 240 shortlisted entries from more than 5100 participants in a recent designboom competition 'design for all' in collaboration with seoul design fair 2010.  Designer's jae min lim: 'when people cross roads, they tend to take the fastest shortcut. they sometimes do it intentionally, but mostly it is an unconscious act.  This kind of action violates the traffic regulations and sometimes threatens the safety of the pedestrians.  The 'ergo crosswalk' is a design that makes people follow the law, as well as consider their habits or unconscious actions.  It will encourage pedestrians to follow the lines of the cross walk and protect them from any potential danger.  If regulations cannot force people to follow the law, wouldn't it be more reasonable to change the law and fulfill the main purpose of keeping the safety and convenience of the pedestrian? Velo Mondial notices that Zebra crossings, Pelican Crossings and other pedestrian crossing issues are in debate at many places now. Pedestrian safety is becoming an increasingly important issue. Read on here.