To Prevent People From Texting And Walking Into Oncoming Trains Germany Is Considering Street Level Pedestrian Lights

April 26, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

In the future mobile phones could subtly change city infrastructure, wrote John Metcalfe:

  • Pedestrians who text and walk at the same time have a tendency to get hit by cars or run over by trains.
  • One German city is embedding pedestrian lights into the roads around a train station. The hope is that texters while looking down at their phones will also see the red lights that indicate an oncoming locomotive.
  • Critics of the idea say that you cannot “protect against…idiots”.

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Source: City Lab