Welcome to step on "I Love You" crosswalk!

16:07, May 12, 2010      

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The love crosswalk on Nanbin Road of Chongqing. (Agencies photo)

Chongqing's first love crosswalk for newlywed couples in front of Binjiang Park's gate started to fulfill its duty officially in the morning of May 11 at Nan'an district. The love crosswalk is with background of red and white stripes, two red hearts penetrated by Cupid's arrow and the phrase of "I Love You".

It is understood that newlywed couples just need to apply to the traffic police's platform, and then they could use the crosswalk to take photos.

According to Wu Hong, a traffic police officer, the 9-meter-wide and 18-meter-long love crosswalk was designed under new international standard, and the arrows for heading directions on both sides could part passers-by effectively; the red material at the bottom of the crosswalk, imported overseas, is a kind of skid-proof and noise-reduced mineral material which equals with material of F1 tracks; the two red hearts on the crosswalk are 5 meters long and 4.5 meters wide.

The appearance of love crosswalk facilitates newlywed couples a lot, but whether it will be a new spot of traffic jam is a new point concerned by public.

Regarding this, Wu said they already had the statistics of traffic flow about this cross and newlywed couples would usually be crowded around 10 am, when is just not the traffic peak of the road. At the same time, couples just need to apply to the traffic police platform near Binjiang Park, and police officers would set the traffic lights especially for them; in addition, there would be special police officers to command traffic in case of jam.

It is also understood that the construction of children crosswalk before a primary school is going to be finished today also at the same district of Chongqing; and according to the plan, "harmony crosswalk" and "the aged crosswalk" would also appear at this district in future.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:王寒露)

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