Carectomy.com: Removing Cars from People – Putting Pedestrians First: Raised Crosswalks
A raised crosswalk is at a height consistent with the sidewalk, which makes crossing easier; encourages cars to check their speeds in areas with lots of foot traffic; makes pedestrians more visible as they cross the street; and takes back some of the public space from vehicles.
True, but the idea has been around since Roman times – see this photo taken in Pompeii – and today I found this right here in Santa Fe:
The crosswalk is even with the sidewalk. It is indeed a great solution because it creates an easy crossing for wheelchairs and baby carriages while slowing down cars.