Observation #1: I was driving the other day through Ann Arbor, MI, when I seemed to get stuck at every red light in town. Around rush hour, it’s a nightmare to drive, not because of the huge numbers of cars, but because of always seeming to get caught by a red light.
Observation #2: I was walking the other day through Ann Arbor, MI, when I seemed to get greeted by every walk signal in town. In the morning, it’s heavenly to walk, not because of the few people on the sidewalks, but because of always seeming to be greeted with a walk signal.
Conclusion: Ann Arbor, MI, in its undeniable quirkiness, has timed its traffic lights to the speed of pedestrian traffic rather than automobile traffic.
Fascinating. A new way to encourage people to walk?
Posted 5 Aug 2010