Downtown Miami recently got a diagonal crosswalk installed at the intersection of NE 1st Ave. & NE 2nd St.
Miami-Dade’s Transportation & Public Works announced the newly reconfigured crosswalk in a social media post, claiming it was the first such crosswalk in the county.
A diagonal crosswalk is also sometimes referred to as a scramble crosswalk, and allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in any direction.
Twitter users immediately mocked the county agency in response to the post.
One user pointed out that it wasn’t the first such intersection in Miami, and uploaded a picture of what appeared to be a scramble crosswalk on Flagler Street in the 1960s.
Others predicted that the new intersection wouldn’t end well.
The most famous scramble intersection in the world is perhaps in Tokyo, where the Shibuya Crossing is often referred to as the busiest pedestrian intersection in the world.
(photo: Miami-Dade Transportation & Public Works)
(photo: sei f, wikimedia commons)