Korean designer Jae Min Lim observed how people actually cross the street at crosswalks and saw that most people usually cross in curved patterns. Though most crosswalks are straight across from one corner to the other, Lim’s proposed new crosswalk design he calls the “Ergonomic Crosswalk” allows for a more natural flow from corner to corner while keeping vehicular traffic patterns relatively untouched (except for a few feet’s distance from the actual crosswalk).

I’m not sure that this is enough to reduce pedestrian accidents with vehicles, but it’s at least going to make some people feel a bit safer about slowly inching their way into the direction that they’re heading as they reach the other side of the street.