Pedestrian crosswalks get safer

Crosswalks are everywhere – some are no more than a sign on a post warning drivers that someone might be crossing the road. Others are the old push a button on the lamppost and wait for the lights to change so you can cross the street.

However it would seem that Seattle is testing out a whole new style of crosswalk that aims to make it safer regardless of the time of day it might be. The new style being tested involves a yellow pad on the curb area that when you tap your foot on it will activate the lights on the roadway that outline the crosswalk area.

As good as an idea as it might be I wonder how long it would be before a setup like this gets screwed with.