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Friday, 19 August 2011


Does anyone actually push the button to cross the street only once? Or is everyone else like me and pushes it about 5 times just to make sure that it is pushed?

3 comments :

RodeoClown said...

I'm guessing you haven't caught on that (in Sydney at least, and generally anywhere where the crossings are at an intersection and not just a standalone pedestrian crossing traffic light) you don't actually have to push the button even once.

It blew my mind when I figured it out, but I still like pressing the button and holding it in real tight so when it does the crazy beep, they go all high-pitched and any blind people waiting to hear the signal will have no idea what's going on.

dvm said...

Is that true?

I could believe it for some intersections, but other ones I have definitely been standing there for more than two crossings when the man should have been green, and it wasn't until we pushed the button we then got a green man.

Perhaps I just don't want it to be true, and I shall continue to push the buttons the obligatory 5 times.

GeoffK said...

No, not true in general - maybe some intersections, but not all (especially on the Pacific Hwy within Sydney). I know for sure about this on at least three that I travel every work day, where the pedestrian pressing that button completely disrupts my attempt at a left hand turn. Even worse when they don't stick around to make use of their green man :(

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