If you're reading this article while walking on the sidewalk, then first—watch where you're going. Second, look down at your feet when you reach the next crosswalk. Chances are, you'll see raised dots, bright colors, or maybe even rectangular grooves. Who doesn't like a pop of color or some traction after an ice storm? Well, that's not actually their purpose. When it comes to these design elements, there's more than meets the eye.
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Keep The Bold Colors
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Written by Curiosity Staff January 23, 2017
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