20 Interesting Gadgets Spotted Around The World That Should Be More Common Everywhere

Published 1 year ago

If everybody could just take notes from the Urban Equipment subreddit, the world would be a safer and better place for all road users. They share some of the most innovative safety features that certain cities have come up with to make everyones lives easier and safer. And it’s about time everyone knew of these brilliant solutions and pestered their own governments to make this happen in every country, sooner rather than later. 

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#1 The Speed Camera Lottery In Stockholm, Sweden

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Drive at or under the speed limit and you’ll be entered into a lottery where the prize fund comes from the fines that speeders pay. Average speed reduced from 32 km/h to 25 km/h (a reduction of 22%).

#2 Montpellier, France. Test Of A Bicycle Path With Photoluminescent Paint

Image source: Kemro59

#3 Luminous Road Markings In Nantes, France

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#4 Singapore Traffic Light Allows Seniors/Disabled To Tap Cards To Add Time To Cross

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#5 Luminous Bollards At A Pedestrian Crossing In France

Image source: Kemro59

#6 These Green Rings Of Light Move At The Pace Of The Speed Limit To Help Gauge Speed

Image source: j2t2_387

#7 A Bike Pump Permanently Installed Next To The Bike Lock-Up Area

Image source: Kemro59

#8 A Stand For Bikers To Hold On To While Waiting For The Traffic Lights In Sweden

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#9 In London The Road Tells You Which Way To Look For Traffic Coming

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#10 Luminous Road Barrier

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#11 “Incoming Bus” Luminosities Sign, When A City Bus Is Coming, The Sign Is Turned On To Warn The Drivers, France

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#12 Bollard That Displays The Remaining Allowed Parking Time For Cars (30 Minutes For Each Car). France

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#13 Yellow Covers To Increase The Visibility Of Bollards During An Event

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#14 This Traffic Light On The Sidewalk For Pedestrians On Their Phones

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#15 Pedestrian Crossing + Bicycle Crossing In France

Image source: Kemro59

#16 Traffic Light With A Mirror To Allow The Drivers To See The Pedestrians/Cyclists That Are In Their Blind Spots

Image source: Kemro59

#17 Remote Control Used In France By Blind People To Activate The Sound System Of Pedestrian Traffic Lights

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#18 French Pedestrian Signal Used For Some Ski Lift

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#19 Street Light Modified To Accommodate 4 Surveillance Cameras. Paris, France

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#20 This Kindergarten In Australia Enforcing A One Way Road With Spikes

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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