June 25, 2007

The Busiest Intersection in the World

POST #    2528

In New York City, you get your fair share of busy pedestrian intersections, but you haven't seen busy until you've seen the crosswalk outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo. They use a scramble crossing where traffic is stopped in all directions, and pedestrians can cross in all directions. It's a bit crazy. Especially during busy times. The 2nd photo above is during a relatively crowded time, but the animated gif was early on a Saturday morning when it wasn't so crowded.

Also, check out this youtube video of the crossing.

Posted by tien mao in Japan, Photos, Travel at 10:31 AM

 

 

I have nightmares like this - I wake up trapped in Times Square - tourists are walking any which way with no sense of spatial awareness...

Posted by: Doug Cress at June 26, 2007 5:56 PM

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