28 Pedestrian Crossings Turned Into Urban Arts And Ads

Most of us live in big cities surrounded by concrete and glass. Those with artistic souls and who enjoy a bit of color in their lives may feel trapped surrounded by all that grey and are constantly searching for ways to express themselves. That’s where street art and urban art step in.

Many people associate urban art with graffiti, that are mostly illegal and many might find offensive. But there are plenty of other ways to give a fun twist to the dull city, one of which is using what you already have and making it more fun, like the pedestrian crossing or the crosswalk. That white-lined section designed for a safe crossing of the road simply begs for a makeover. And in recent years it’s been getting it all over the world.

The potential of transforming the crosswalk into something more eye catching has even caught the attention of various marketing companies, using crosswalks as a form of an advertising billboard. The result are some fine works of urban art.

Check out what some creative people from all over the world have done to make their crosswalks a little less boring.

1. Domino Crosswalk Domino Crosswalk 2. Crosswalk That Tells You To Look Both Ways look-both-ways crosswalk 3. Floating Pedestrian Crosswalk Floating Pedestrian Crossing 4. Fun Green And White Crosswalk In Minesota Fun Green And White Crosswalk In Minesota 5. Rail track And Bullet Crosswalk By Artist Roadsworth Railtrack and Bullet Crossing By Roadsworth 6. North American Giant Footprint North-American-Footprint 7. Oakland Chinatown Criss-Crossed Crosswalk Oakland Chinatown Pedestrian Scramble 8. McDonald’s Crosswalk Ads In Switzerland McDonalds French Fries Crossing 9. Jumbled Up Crossing In Serbia Jumbled Up Crossing In Serbia 10. Clever Crosswalk Advertisement ” Speed And You’ll End Up Behind Bars” Bars Crosswalk = Advertisement For Speeding 11. Musical Piano Choppen Crossing Choppin Crossings 12. I Love You Crosswalk In China, Perfect For Lovers And Wedding Photos A Lovers Crosswalk In China 13. Peanut Abbey Road Snoopy Crosswalk Peanut Abbey Road Snoopy Crosswalk 14. Cutlery Crosswalk In Yorkton Crosswalk_Art_Yorkton_150

15. Colorful Wynwood Ways Crosswalk In Miami

Wynwood Ways Crosswalk In Miami 

16. Crosswalk Design Sentieri Art In New York


17. Musical Bar Crosswalk

Musical Crosswalk

18. Amazing Crosswalk In Highlandtown 

Highlandtown Arts Crosswalk

19. A Somewhat Morbid Crosswalk Add For A Funeral Home

funeral home add crosswalkads

20. Half Zipped Zipper Crosswalk In Baltimore

Zipper croswalk baltimore

21. A Checkered Flag Crosswalk In From Of The Charlotte NASCAR Hall OF Famecharlotte-nascar-hall-of-fame crosswalk

22. A Cheerfull Crossing In Front Of An Elementary School

Colorful Cossing For The Kindergarteners

23. Bubble Crosswalk In Slovenia 

Bubble Crossing In Slovenia

24. Another Creatve Crosswalk Ad For Road Safety

Another Creatve Road Safety Advertisement

25. An Upbeat Rainbow Crosswalk In Vancouver

Rainbow crosswalk in vancouver

26. Moving Crosswalk In North Carolina

Moving Crosswalk In North Carolina

27. Fun Hopscotch Crosswalk In Baltimore

Hopscotch Crossing In Baltimore

28. Fish-bone Crosswalk By Street Artist Roadsworth

Fishbone Crossing By Roadsworth

Aren’t they just great? We bet that there would e a lot less jaywalking if the crosswalks were like these everywhere. Unfortunately, for now, we’ll have to settle for plain old white lines.

If you have some interesting crosswalks or have seen some that you wish were in your town, feel free to share them with us.

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