(Via Gothamist)

Are we really this helpless? An article by Susannah Cahalan in the New York Post covers the “growing number of malfunctioning crosswalk signs” that send the confusing message of “WALK” and “DON’T WALK” simultaneously. There have been a number of 311 complaints, but I have to wonder: Honestly. Are we really this helpless and dependent on crosswalk signs?

MAKE IT WORK AGAIN, DOT! MAKE IT WOOOOORK!!!!

DOT, you've doomed us all.

Next stop: Grand Confusion Station

I still remember one of the first things I learned was to look both ways before crossing the street. With the high exorbitant rate of Jay Leno walking jaywalking that occurs in New York City, I assumed that the “look both ways” rule pervaded city culture. Apparently not. Several people have been calling into 311 to complain about the signs and the Department of Transportation’s on it. Or so they say. They’re probably un-designating bike lanes somewhere (Booo!) or putting chairs in Times Square (Yaaaay!)

-jl

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