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Scramble!


One of Toronto’s scramble crossings; Bay & Bloor.

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28 responses

  1. nice….people are bussy huh…i love it…its so clean…

    August 10, 2012 at 3:04 am

  2. I see crosswalks, but no one is using them! πŸ™‚

    August 10, 2012 at 7:52 am

    • Whoops! I take that back. Looks like there is at least one person who gets the concept.

      August 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

      • The whole idea is traffic is stopped in all directions so you can cross an intersection diagonally πŸ™‚

        August 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

  3. Great image!

    August 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

  4. A very nice shot. I like how all the people on the street are occupied with their own things, thoughts or activities, and that they cross each others stride in all directions without even noticing each other.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

  5. This looks weird. Is traffic stopped in all directions?

    August 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    • Yes it is… sorry I learned the phrase “scramble crossing” last night and I thought everyone would know thats what it means πŸ™‚

      August 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

      • First time I’ve run across the concept. πŸ˜‰ Actually makes sense.

        August 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

        • The concept apparently came from Japan… that’s what my research told me last night πŸ™‚ More & more metropolitan cities are doing that… we have one in San Diego that I’m aware of, not sure if there is more!

          August 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

          • LOL!!! Keep in mind my comment came from the boonies!

            August 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  6. Scramble crossing… now this could work perfectly for the “wrong” theme… don’t you think? The picture is your usual superb quality and very engaging, but the concept of having people like flies moving in all directions is just irritating….

    August 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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    August 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    • Thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚

      August 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  8. Scramble crossing. When you’re in hurry this might help you a lot.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

  9. A scramble crossing?? Sounds & looks like it could become chaotic…. πŸ˜‰ **

    August 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    • Scramble crossing! New term for me, too!
      I think the closest thing I’ve seen to it in the States is the 4-way Stop intersection, but that involves the honor system and a good deal of faith…no lights involved!!

      August 11, 2012 at 4:10 am

  10. Cool! Love the movement in this.

    August 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  11. That’s a cool way to cross the road: sometimes dangerous, I think! You can’t do that here in Belgium! I am sure you get ride over! 😦
    Cool shot!

    August 13, 2012 at 4:40 am

    • Traffic is stopped in all directions, there is no way to get run over πŸ™‚

      August 13, 2012 at 8:46 am

  12. looks so good! im heels over head for toronto!

    August 14, 2012 at 4:55 am

    • Thank you… I love Toronto also, its my hometown πŸ™‚

      August 14, 2012 at 7:27 am

      • what a great city to be your hometown!!

        August 14, 2012 at 7:32 am

  13. Learned something new today! Great capture! I guess the one person at the cross walk must have been a tourist lol!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:42 am

  14. We have a scramble crossing here in San Diego, downtown. I think it’s in the Gaslamp Quarter. Unique.

    August 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    • Yes sir, its the only one I’m aware of πŸ™‚

      August 16, 2012 at 7:36 am

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