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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Do people cross streets diagonally everywhere in the world...or is it a Kiwi-thingy?

The first time I was at the Queen/Victoria intersection, I almost thought that there's an outdoor filming of a musical production :)
The pedestrians, cyclists and even BAXIs were crossing the street from all angles!!
- left, right, centre & diagonally.
Sounds chaotic, but it's not
If you're watching from a helicopter or from a tall office building, you can see the cute "X" shape forming at the intersection as people cross the roads.

(The above pic was taken at the Queen/ Wellesley Street intersection)

If I'm not mistaken, there's a total of two "criss-cross traffic lights" in Auckland City - both located on Queen Street.

My favourite one is at the spot where I saw the cabbage-clad girls


  1. I never thought about the crossings that way but you are right- us kiwis must seem a strange bunch:-)

  2. there's one in sydney too! in front of the queen victoria building.

  3. Loads in London

  4. Hayden MontgomerieAugust 1, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Nice post about X-crossings. Don't they also do that in Japan.... i'm sure they do in Tokyo. Im also 99% sure they have some in Sydney. Hehe. but sure, kiwis are a strange bunch.