A zebra crossing in the fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, is stopping traffic in its tracks: it was painted to give the illusion that it is in 3D - floating in the air.

Pedestrians get the feeling of walking in mid-air while drivers automatically slow down until they can assess what their eyes are telling them.

The crossing was the idea of Icelandic environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla who a similar project being carried out in New Delhi, India, although other countries have adopted them.

Street painting company Vegmálun GÍH created the amazing illusion.


Photo: Gústi Productions

Photo: Gústi Productions

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