KCK Traffic Engineer Introduces ‘3-D Crossing’ To The City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Public works employees in Kansas City, Kansas, are testing what they described as a “three-dimensional crosswalk” in one neighborhood.

The crosswalk gets the name because of the impression the paint gives on the roadway. While it looks like a typical crosswalk from a distance, the blocks appear to float in the air when drivers get closer.

Public Works Department traffic engineer Lideana Laboy says the crosswalk is modeled after one in Iceland.

Laboy says officials wanted to try it because they thought it would have an effect on safety. The street where the crosswalk was painted this month is in a neighborhood with a lot of children and is near a school.