When I was 11, my aunts took my brother and I to Hawaii. We stayed on Molokai (wonderful beaches, big waves!) and visited Honolulu, which I was much less charmed with as I got gum on the side of my nice suede sandals and the beaches were not as clean as on Molokai. But the cool thing that Honolulu did have was criss-cross crosswalks. These were crosswalks where all traffic would stop and the pedestrians could cross any which way, including diagonally! This delighted my brother and I to no end.
Guess what? Coming soon to this very intersection in my own town will be a criss-cross crosswalk. Although apparently the official term is “pedestrian scramble.” Which I think is not nearly as good of a term and someone in the paper observed “sounds like a term for what a cannibal would eat for brunch.”
Anyway, coming soon! Very exciting!