May 15, 2015

From Vienna: Same-Sex Traffic Signals

From Sandy James:

Here is an interesting piece from Vienna that is getting a lot of media attention in print as well as on television.  These crosswalk signals will stay up in Vienna until June, and were championed by Vienna Councilwoman Maria Vassilako who is in charge of traffic issues, and a Walk21 conference  colleague.

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I find the signals rather delightful, and the temporary implementation coincide with several events in the City promoting tolerance and understanding.   I do wonder why there was not a more universal  and permanent installation approach, having the pedestrian light signals reflecting the true diversity of walking pedestrians, inclusive of  baby buggies, wheelers, and those rope chain gangs we associate with the crossings of  daycare children.

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More here, with video.

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