Thursday, June 25, 2009

Whoa, there.

Great way to slow down bicyclists who go too fast on the greenways!

>>>> from the London Telegraph, June 18, 2009
Cyclists were encouraged to slow down thanks to this crater-sized "hole" in the middle of a towpath. But the hole is an optical illusion, a three-dimensional drawing of a canyon, in an attempt to make careless cyclists hit the brakes rather than ride dangerously and ignore pedestrians.

The pavement art, the work of Joe Hill and Max Lowry, who specialise in three-dimensional images, was commissioned by British Waterways and was installed along the Regent's Canal towpath in Islington, North London.

1 comment:

Nelson Chen said...

Playing devil's advocate, can the illusion cause panic stops and bike crashes? After all, trying to stop too abruptly can cause one to go over the handlebars.