Thursday, November 26, 2015
World’s Busiest Pedestrian Crossing
Shibuya Crossing, also referred to as Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the pedestrian crossing outside the Hachiko exit of Shibuya Station. It is referred to as a scramble crossing as the traffic is stopped in all directions, thus allowing pedestrians to walk in all directions through the intersection. Crossing such as Shibuya Crossing are also know as diagonal crossing or exclusive pedestrian crossings. Scramble crossing at Hachiko Square Shibuya, reportedly the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing. It’s surrounded by video screens, giving a very bladerunner feel. It’s overlooked by one of the busiest Starbucks cafes in the world, from where this photograph was taken. The crossing also features in a scene from Lost in Translation with Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson.