Traffic Countdown

 

You’ve heard about the bike paths and walking trails. The Memphis urban environment is getting another signal that the city is more pedestrian friendly.

It is, literally, a traffic signal.

I spotted it this morning at the corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Poplar Ave., an intersection that can be intimidating to even the most watchful pedestrian.

One of the crosswalk signals now includes a numeric countdown that counts down the number of seconds you have to cross.

It’s a big change from the still more dominant crossing signals that begin flashing after just a few seconds even though there is still plenty of time left to cross without running afoul of the flow of the motorized in Memphis traffic that is increasingly becoming more diverse.

 

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