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A New Way of Walking in Westwood Village

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This doesn't even look like a crosswalk, but this is is a scramble crosswalk in Tokyo | Photo by Julie Wolfson/LAist

Come Thursday, UCLA folk and others will have a new way of crossing the street at Le Conte and Westwood. It's called a scramble crosswalk and is currently in use in Pasadena, Beverly Hills and at Hoover and Jefferson near USC. It's where pedestrians can cross the street from all four corners at the same light as well as diagonally from opposite ends, according to a story posted on UCLA Today Online.

In the long-term city officials say there will be a slight waiting delay for pedestrians. Traffic should move more smoothly too as right-turn on red vehicles will have less pedestrians to wait for when turning, therefore things should be safer in general.

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If all goes well, another scramble crosswalk will be installed at Weyburn and Bronxton (h/t LAT). Also: Nearby, you can find the country's dumbest bike lane according to Slate.com.