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LED crosswalk & lane markers

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Marko82

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Dec 5 2013 at 10:52am #

Quizbot posted this elsewhere, but I thought it deserved its own thread.

They make these in solar power as well. see bike lane at 1:05

Links to manufacturer: http://www.gnitec.com/english/index.html

http://www.gnitec.com/english/sub/sub02/sub02001_1_1.html?catcode=111010


edmonds59

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Dec 5 2013 at 10:57am #

We tried to use crosswalk ones exactly like that at a streetscape rebuild in Forest Hills. But, PennDot.
That should be a verb. You got PenDotted!


Marko82

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Dec 5 2013 at 11:00am #

Here’s another, although it’s only a prototype


salty

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Dec 5 2013 at 9:18pm #

I’ve seen one of those in person in Mountain View, CA. I think it could make sense at a mid-block crossing (Braddock seems like one obvious example), but I don’t think it would really help at intersections with traffic lights. it also doesn’t seem like it would be too effective for turning traffic.


Ahlir

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Dec 6 2013 at 2:31pm #

I don’t think it would really help at intersections with traffic lights. it also doesn’t seem like it would be too effective for turning traffic.

Why not? The pedestrian crossing can start flashing when a human gets on it; the system can also flash the roadway in front of approaching cars, etc. Should work great, though maybe less so in bright sunlight (but that’s not the use case we’re talking about).

I can think of a great test bed, too: that intersection in front of the Target in East Liberty…

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