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  • Seoul to Become More Pedestrian-friendly

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  • The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the 2017 Crosswalk Improvement and Expansion Plan. ‘ㄴ’ or ‘ㄷ’ shaped crosswalks in downtown Seoul will be replaced by all-directional crosswalks and diagonal crossings will be installed at crosswalks with heavy passenger flow as well as those that require two or more crossings in the direction of ‘↱’ or ‘↰’.

    All-directional Crosswalk
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    Diagonal Crossing
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    Furthermore, additional crossings will be installed between crosswalks that are too sparsely located or narrow roads with a heavy passenger volume in order to decrease jaywalking.

    Additionally, bright lights that illuminate crosswalks and safety features such as ‘Left View Light’ and ‘Yellow Carpet’ will be added to crosswalks near accident-prone areas and customized pedestrian training will be provided to vulnerable traffic users.

    Crosswalk Installation in 2016

    Sejong-daero next to Seoul City Hall
    Sejong-daero next to Seoul City Hall
    In front of Hwangudan (Seoul Plaza)
    In front of Hwangudan (Seoul Plaza)

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  • MITUL KANSAL 06/11/2017 (2:53 오후)

    To sum it up, we have here a number of measures which aim at infrastructure, pedestrians and overall traffic. The measures are really great and the mayor presented a full package of pedestrian-friendly ideas. The urban space of Seoul will be transformed and the living quality will increase for sure.