These funky crosswalks in Madrid are delighting pedestrians and keeping kids safe.

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Before you cross: Look left, look right, and definitely don’t forget to look down.

An artist named Christo Guelov has created these eye-popping crosswalks all over the city of Madrid.

Safe Kids Worldwide lists pedestrian injuries as one of the top causes of death for kids ages 5 to 19, at least in the U.S.

That’s why Guelov chose to spruce up mainly crosswalks that were outside of schools.

There’s been a lot of research on what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to crosswalk design.

But most of us can agree that “normal” crosswalks are boring and easy to ignore.

So it’s hard to argue with anything that gets more drivers to pay attention to them, and better yet, anything that makes pedestrians feel like they’re not intruders in a world built for and dominated by automobiles.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/these-funky-crosswalks-in-madrid-are-delighting-pedestrians-and-keeping-kids-safe?c=tpstream

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