Josh Kamensky from the infamous CD13 office dropped me a note awhile back about some new crosswalks being installed in Historic Filipinotown, but I didn’t get a chance to see them until yesterday. Maybe it’s just ’cause I’m a designer, but I think they look pretty nifty. The crosswalks, patterned after a traditional Filipino weave design, are being installed at three intersections on Temple as part of the streetscaping project that’s been going down. I don’t know what kind of effect a fancy crosswalk has crime or vandalism, but I imagine any improvement project (that’s funded and completed) probably helps. Unlike the giant, vacant edifice that is Belmont Learning Center. It really depressed me every time I drive by it, which is often. Check out the link for a crosswalk pic.