Some streets are proving to be a little more fun than others with their incredible creative crosswalks. Some of these pedestrian crossings have been modified with colourful and unusual designs whether for safety reason, art or celebrations. They feature flowers, zebras, hearts, piano keyboards and other magnificent pictures. Creative crosswalks are a great way to showcase the culture and history of a neighbourhood or serve as gateways to key civic, commercial and mixed-use areas.
Newlyweds cross a ‘Love Zebra Crossing’ on Valentines Day in 2009.
To bring art into public spaces a huge zipper was painted on the street of Baltimore.
Floral ornaments appeared on the streets of California.
Crosswalk looks like a piano keyboard, Ontario, Canada.
The word “Look!” warns busy New Yorkers to be more careful when crossing the road.
McDonald’s created a ‘MacFries pedestrian crossing’ in front of one of their restaurants during the city’s Zurifest, Zurich, Switzerland
A beautiful floral ornament printed on the street of Oakland’s Chinatown in California entertains the pedestrians.
This pedestrian crossing reminds Montreal’s road services of a fish skeleton.
To advertise local zoo, missing animal parts were painted on the zebra crossing.
In the American city of Baltimore pedestrians, are invited to play hopscotch while crossing the road.
Creative advertisement for a public utility in Los Angeles adorns the roads crosswalk.
In expectation of World Football Championship 2014, soccer balls were drawn on pedestrian crossings near the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A day without cars in the Mexican city of Guadalajara was marked by the creation of an unusual crosswalk.