The city of Chicago and the Department of Transportation have taken a sudden and very intense interest in pedestrian safety in recent months. Over the summer, the state passed some new legislation protecting peds; crosswalk sting operations continued; the Art Institute got a jazzy new $140,000 crosswalk; and now this. Last month, CDOT pulled out all the stops in their mission to protect
drunken Chads darting into traffic pedestrians, painting huge yellow and blue 3D lightning bolts into the pavement on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Steven Vance has video.
· New pedestrian street markings in Chicago [Active Trans]
· 3D experimentation to improve pedestrian environment [Vimeo]