Durable combined pedestrian and bicycle crossing in Italy
July 13, 2017
Red pedestrian and bicycle crossing made out of PREMARK®
Back in 2012, a combined pedestrian and bicycle crossing was applied in the round about at Via Giovanni Boccaccio/Via Jacopo Corrado in Padua, Italy. The zebra crossing with special bicycle lane was applied as in a special way, where a stone shaped template is pressed into the asphalt to give the exclusive stone surface look. On top of the asphalt, PREMARK® preformed thermoplastic road marking was applied to give the sharp red colour look so the drivers get more aware of the pedestrians and bikers crossing the road. Moreover, white preformed thermoplastic lines and bicycle symbols, where used to clearly mark and seperate the pedestrian walkway and the bicycle lane. You can even see the marking on Google Maps.
The application where done in three steps while the road was still open for traffic - no need to close the road of completely. This is one the advantages of using preformed thermoplastic markings for city markings.
5 years after, the colourful zebra crossing and bicycle crossing still guides the drivers, pedestrians and bikers in the busy round about in Padua. The markings are a bit worn from the heavy and numerous traffic, and the colours are not as bright as right after application - but the purpose of the pedestrian crossing is still fulfilled, and the road users are guided!