Hypotheses: 1) In New Zealand locals dress to match crosswalks 2) Engineers and fashion designers down under are greatly influenced by Dr. Seuss 3) fondness for year-round candy canes 4) WET PAINT? 5) Fresh!
Conclusion: Not only do bright crosswalks stop traffic, they impact fashion. Cities around the world should consult with Kiwi traffic safety engineers about ways to use color and design to achieve Vision Zero. The “chipped zebra” crosswalk look seen throughout New York City is way too pedestrian. Action plan: Go red.