UV Zebra

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UV Zebra

Post by traffic-light-man » Fri May 28, 2021 19:29

I stumbled across this while out and about, and thought it was worthy of a quick mention (I don't think it's been mentioned yet, anyway).

There's an article here.

I have to say, I'm aware of the reaction that some colours of clothing has with UV or even lower spectrum blue lighting, but I'm not sure even the majority of crossing users will be wearing any of it for this to be all that effective, but perhaps I'm missing the point!
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Re: UV Zebra

Post by Gareth » Fri May 28, 2021 21:30

Looks ugly. Seedy, even.

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Re: UV Zebra

Post by M19 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 22:02

If you waited long enough would you get a tan?
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Re: UV Zebra

Post by Conekicker » Tue Jun 22, 2021 22:13

Let's not mention that the zebra markings are unlawful.
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Re: UV Zebra

Post by Bryn666 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:49

Conekicker wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 22:13
Let's not mention that the zebra markings are unlawful.
The DfT don't seem to have objected to it when they were approached about it. This crossing is in Darwen and is an experiment to try and avoid the effects of LED glare from badly placed floodlights which drown out pedestrians as this crossing is on a walking route to a primary school across a major A road - hence the surface treatment to appeal to children walking.

At night it looks quite good, you can see people waiting clearly. Far better than being blinded by floodlights or having those f'ing stupid internally lit Belisha poles.
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Re: UV Zebra

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Jun 25, 2021 20:10

Gareth wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 21:30
Looks ugly. Seedy, even.
Yeah, it reminds of the ultraviolet lighting occasionally used in public toilets so you can't see the veins on your arm. Definitely not a welcoming ambience for a zebra crossing.

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