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Rainbow Crossings for everyone

By 19 April 2013 16

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The DIY Rainbow Crossing Revolution is spreading across Australia and even appearing overseas.

Josh Chaffey spotted this beautiful example right by the lake.

Anyone fancy buying some chalk and joining in? If so send us a picture to images@the-riotact.com won’t you?

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16 Responses to Rainbow Crossings for everyone
#1
eh_steve11:50 am, 19 Apr 13

I don’t understand the whole rainbow crossing movement, isn’t it somewhat misplaced activisim?

Ones like this are cool, but when they mix with traffic it seems a bit dangerous.

When it comes to something functional like a pedestrian crossing, I quite literally want it laid out in black and white. I don’t want any ambiguity, if I walk out on the crossing I don’t want a driver having to decide if they need to stop for me or not because they aren’t sure if they need to obey non conventional line markings.

#2
eh_steve11:52 am, 19 Apr 13

Ps, love the related content articles for this one.

#3
rosscoact12:19 pm, 19 Apr 13

eh_steve said :

I don’t want any ambiguity, if I walk out on the crossing I don’t want a driver having to decide if they need to stop for me or not because they aren’t sure if they need to obey non conventional line markings.

It’s a fundamental rule of the road that drivers give way to pedestrians, no ambiguity there.

In the history of the Rainbow Crossing movement nobody has ever been hit by a car while using a crossing.*

BTW, they have permanent rainbow crossings in other parts of the world and urban activism gets people to put their own pedestrian crossings where they are needed.

* made up statistic

#4
Thumper12:34 pm, 19 Apr 13

eh_steve said :

I don’t understand the whole rainbow crossing movement, isn’t it somewhat misplaced activisim?

Ones like this are cool, but when they mix with traffic it seems a bit dangerous.

When it comes to something functional like a pedestrian crossing, I quite literally want it laid out in black and white. I don’t want any ambiguity, if I walk out on the crossing I don’t want a driver having to decide if they need to stop for me or not because they aren’t sure if they need to obey non conventional line markings.

Apparently unicorns can’t see things in black and white and therefore quite often get run over at zebra crossings.

Of course, it is a well known fact that zebras can’t see colours and often get run over while trying to cross roads when the little red man is displayed. Zebras are also notoriously bad at distinguishing between road crossing displays.

#5
How_Canberran1:06 pm, 19 Apr 13

rosscoact said :

eh_steve said :

I don’t want any ambiguity, if I walk out on the crossing I don’t want a driver having to decide if they need to stop for me or not because they aren’t sure if they need to obey non conventional line markings.

It’s a fundamental rule of the road that drivers give way to pedestrians, no ambiguity there.

In the history of the Rainbow Crossing movement nobody has ever been hit by a car while using a crossing.*

BTW, they have permanent rainbow crossings in other parts of the world and urban activism gets people to put their own pedestrian crossings where they are needed.

* made up statistic

A fundamental rule of the road that drivers give way to pedestrians?
I’m just waiting for the bicycle brigade to demand a slice of that pie!

How Canberran.

#6
poetix1:14 pm, 19 Apr 13

Love the kiwi and ‘yis’.

#7
NoImRight1:31 pm, 19 Apr 13

rosscoact said :

eh_steve said :

I don’t want any ambiguity, if I walk out on the crossing I don’t want a driver having to decide if they need to stop for me or not because they aren’t sure if they need to obey non conventional line markings.

It’s a fundamental rule of the road that drivers give way to pedestrians, no ambiguity there.

In the history of the Rainbow Crossing movement nobody has ever been hit by a car while using a crossing.*

BTW, they have permanent rainbow crossings in other parts of the world and urban activism gets people to put their own pedestrian crossings where they are needed.

* made up statistic

Not sure its a “fundamental rule of the road”? Maybe Code of the West?

#8
rosscoact1:57 pm, 19 Apr 13

NoImRight said :

rosscoact said :

eh_steve said :

I don’t want any ambiguity, if I walk out on the crossing I don’t want a driver having to decide if they need to stop for me or not because they aren’t sure if they need to obey non conventional line markings.

It’s a fundamental rule of the road that drivers give way to pedestrians, no ambiguity there.

In the history of the Rainbow Crossing movement nobody has ever been hit by a car while using a crossing.*

BTW, they have permanent rainbow crossings in other parts of the world and urban activism gets people to put their own pedestrian crossings where they are needed.

* made up statistic

Not sure its a “fundamental rule of the road”? Maybe Code of the West?

Fundamental rules of the road in Australia

Give way to pedestrians

Keep to the left

Fundamental rules of the west

Never steal another mans horse

Never try on another man’s hat

Never pass anyone on the trail without saying “Howdy”

#9
Deref2:29 pm, 19 Apr 13

poetix said :

Love the kiwi and ‘yis’.

It’s very suxy.

#10
Henry824:04 pm, 19 Apr 13

Needs more instagram filter.

#lame #wasteoftime

#11
imarty4:17 pm, 19 Apr 13

For those who haven’t heard, New Zealand just passed another new law with the gay marriage one which legalised marijuana*. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalised on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.
It would seem we just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before!
*May not actually be true

#12
dph4:26 pm, 19 Apr 13

Oh no, somebody drew a rainbow using dissolvable chalk on ‘tax payer funded’ cement. In Canberra of all places. Outrageous!

#13
grump4:57 pm, 19 Apr 13

arrrgh, are any of these rules or codes, more like guidelines, arrgh??

#14
gooterz8:22 pm, 19 Apr 13

Zebra crossings… They choose black and white because half the work is already done.. Typical lazy Canberra government.

#15
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:02 pm, 19 Apr 13

Love these things

#16
Henry829:30 pm, 19 Apr 13

dph said :

Oh no, somebody drew a rainbow using dissolvable chalk on ‘tax payer funded’ cement. In Canberra of all places. Outrageous!

Fight the power!

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