“You know why pedestrian lanes are ignored? Because they’re boring. IXM together with the Pasig City local government aims to change that with these not-so-pedestrian lanes. 0% accident, 100% service!”
Looks amusing (Look down below at the end of this blog post!), yes. But for it to actually work? Probably not.
I can just imagine people crossing the street LOOKING DOWN and trying to figure out these hideous looking pedestrian lanes, while being oblivious to oncoming vehicles.
Hate to break it to you, guys, but people ignore pedestrian lanes because people tend to cross the road where it is convenient for them to reach their destinations efficiently. ”Boring” symbol for pedestrian lanes is definitely not the reason why it is ignored. The problem is really three way. Lack of discipline from both the pedestrians and drivers (that’s two); and weak enforcement of traffic regulations by the authorities (or worse is a twisted implementation of these for corruption).