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Crosswalks of the Netherlands

You knew it was coming. My obsession with crosswalks had to include some snaps of pedestrian crossings in the Netherlands. So here they are…
You knew it was coming. My obsession with crosswalks had to include some snaps of pedestrian crossings in the Netherlands. So here they are…

Canal Zone Crosswalk

This is a quiet street alongside a canal in Amsterdam. Every 100 feet or so there is a ped crossing like this. The stripes are brick version of the triangle "shark’s teeth" that mean "yield" in the Netherlands.

Canal Zone Crosswalk Ped View

Here’s the same crosswalk as the pedestrian would see it. Note that it is slightly raised.

Central Station Crosswalk

This is the tram boarding area outside the Amsterdam Central railway station. Do you know where you should cross the tram tracks?

Netherlands suburbia

This crossing is on the outskirts of Utrecht. Note that the "shark’s teeth" face the red bike lane as well, indicating that the bikes also need to yield to peds.