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Zebra Crosswalks Coming to L.A.?

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Those large white-and-asphalt/concrete barred crosswalks are starting to appear in some places around Los Angeles, reports Damien Newton at Streetsblog. Whether this is a new policy or a pilot project, we're unsure, but it's definitely a positive step towards pedestrian safety.

A tipster to Newton shares his thoughts on a new one at Manchester and Sepulveda: "I observed the new crosswalks for about 15 minutes last week during evening rush hour and it seems as though they make a big difference in driver behavior: most cars stop clear of them, giving pedestrians plenty of room (a major advantage of zebra crosswalks is that, unlike conventional crosswalks, their distinctive 'floating' stripes are easily differentiated from the separate 'stop bar' that shows motorists where to stop)."