February 15, 2021

Pedestrian “Wait” Signal~ Finally the Song

Have you noticed that there are a few songs about walking, but not very much about waiting at crosswalks with the pedestrian countdown?

Michael Nguyen a computer science student at the University of Georgia was “intrigued by the monotonous-yet-catchy voice of a crosswalk indicator outside the school’s cafeteria, and thought it’d be fun to put it to music.”

You can listen to that song above. As well, we thought we’d ask Price Tag Readers what songs they’d put up for songs about walking.

There’s  Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”  and the Proclaimers singing  “I’m Gonna Be 500 miles”.

John Metcalfe in  Bloomberg.com also suggested this gem below which is supposedly about walking, but is the entirely 1960’s surfboard instrumental “Walk Don’t Run” by the Ventures. Oddly a whole bunch of people in the audience of this video are chewing gum. A gum manufacturer must have sponsored the event.

You can also hear Mr. Nguyen’s song by clicking this link.

image weburbanist.com

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