Sunday, July 8, 2007

Diagonal Crossing in China

Its probably the 1st of its kind in the world where you will find people crossing diagonally on a major street in China. I have experienced it numerous times doing this and definitely save alot of walking and time too. Usually this will be guided by the traffic officer who will signal us when to cross.
The intersection point of Hangzhou's Yanan road and Ping Hai has recently been updated with a pair of diagonal zebra crossings, which is the probably the first of its kind in China. Without this new system, one would normally walk in a path of 7 with 2 traffic lights to reach the diagonal end point, taking about 28 to 49 seconds. By using the diagonal zebra crossing, one would only require about 20 seconds.

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