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post #1 of 11 Old 09-03-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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New crosswalk standards in Lost Angeles?

What's up with these new crosswalks? A bunch of big 2' x 8' painted stripes!

These will be so much fun on wet days. Apparently one of Villaraigosa's last great ideas.

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Here in Vancouver all the newer traffic lines, especially for crosswalks and bike lanes, are textured for grip. Seems kind of silly that municipalities wouldn't do that.

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Ours have beads sprinkled in the wet paint that reflect light and add traction.

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Ours have beads sprinkled in the wet paint that reflect light and add traction.
Reflective beads? Step on one when wet and you will fall on your as....s
I found a new one at a light and almost dropped the bike.

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Reflective beads? Step on one when wet and you will fall on your as....s
I found a new one at a light and almost dropped the bike.
The beads used in paint for this purpose are pretty tiny. It'd be hard to stand on just one. It's not unlike that reflective tape you can buy.

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What's up with these new crosswalks? A bunch of big 2' x 8' painted stripes!

These will be so much fun on wet days. Apparently one of Villaraigosa's last great ideas.
Do you mean a zebra crossing like this?

I thought that this is a common design worldwide except at traffic lights. Wikipedia seems to indicate it is.


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That's definitely a normal crosswalk, they suck but they've been there for a few decades now. Maybe you're just noticing they reprinted many of them?


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I've seen those but not in phoenix. then again phoenix is a great big suburb with hardly any downtown center.

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The reflective beads encased in paint are OK. The beads the workers slop around and let roll loose are like little ball bearings.

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I do my best to do my turning sharply to be as upright as possible in the crosswalks anyway. It's also a good idea to avoid manhole covers when turning.

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