Google Maps, once again, is being updated to include more accurate information about local streets including crosswalks and a crossing island. The latter provides a safe space where pedestrians can protect themselves while crossing a road with multiple lanes. Right now, this detailed information is available for only four cities: London, England; New York, U.S.; San Francisco, U.S.; and Tokyo, Japan.
We would imagine that Google will eventually add more cities to the list. We should let you know that this is apparently a server-side update and the version of Google Maps that you’re using, and whether it is a beta variant or not, doesn’t matter.