Bukit Bintang Will Be Implementing A Similar System To The Shibuya Crossing In Tokyo
If you’ve ever been to Tokyo or watch any movies that is set in Japan, then you’re definitely familiar with the famous Shibuya Crossing which is a scramble pedestrian crossing that will soon be introduced in the Bukit Bintang area, KL starting 19 June.
According to DBKL, the new pedestrian system will be introduced at the intersection of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Bukit Bintang to optimise walkability in the high traffic area. “Pedestrians will be allowed to cross in all directions with the change. This method is being implemented after a detailed study conducted by DBKL of the intersection and the area. These changes make it easier for road users who pass through the road as well as reduce the risk of accidents,” DBKL said.
Credit: The Star
The “X-crossing” is pedestrian system that stops traffic and allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in every direction at the same time. It’s too bad we are currently in lockdown so we can’t witness it ourselves, but the system will go live at midnight 19 June 2021.