This is something we already saw on German soil, both in Augsburg and Cologne, even in Elche, Vigo and Cambrils we have something similar. But now it happens to be replicated in the Netherlands, where pedestrians also have the strange hobby of walking looking down, looking at the mobile, and therefore are not aware of the traffic signals that affect them in their path.
The solution they have put in the municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk is simple and striking, but can also be seen as exaggerated in the eyes of many: LED lighting on the floor, with it does not need to raise the head to look for the color of the doll in the traffic light.
It not only shows the two main states in the gear - red and green -, also flashes in the intermediate states, when it is close to making the change. Again another sign that makes it easier not to lift your head.
Right now the system is in the testing phase, and is being developed by HIG Traffic Systems. What we find are LED strips as a light barrier, on each side of the steps enabled for pedestrians, and looks like this:
Watching the mobile as we walk is becoming a habit, which instead of mitigating, we will facilitate with initiatives like this. In the place where it is put into practice not only have problems with pedestrians, cyclists also take advantage of the routes to use the phone.
For those who are interested in expanding information on this project, say that it is called "+ Light Line" and is in the hands of HIG Traffic Systems . The idea may seem crazy, but if we go to China we can find lanes enabled for mobile users, yes, within a theme park.