Painted speed 'humps' come to Ottawa

Ottawa's first three-dimensional painted speed hump is now on a road near Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre as part of a pilot project aimed at slowing motorists in the area.

Pilot project underway near Elmvale Shopping Centre

The markings, which use textured paint to give the illusion of a raised speed hump, are part of a pilot project aimed at slowing down drivers. 0:26

Ottawa's first three-dimensional painted speed hump is now on a road near Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre as part of a pilot project aimed at slowing motorists in the area.

The mid-block markings, which use textured paint to give the illusion of a raised speed hump, are painted on Othello Avenue between Wingate Drive and Chapman Boulevard.

The speed hump is not a crosswalk.

City staff will study traffic speeds both before and after installation to determine whether the markings have the desired effect.

Last month, the Montreal borough of Outremont joined countries including Germany, France, India and Iceland by painting 3D crosswalks on its roads. 

The Montreal borough of Outremont has painted three-dimensional crosswalks on its roads in an attempt to slow down motorists. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)