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Many Crosswalk Signal Buttons Don’t Do Anything Anymore

Today I found out many crosswalk signal buttons actually don’t do anything when you press them.  They are only there to give you something to press, called “placebo buttons”. In New York City, for instance, an estimated 90% of these pedestrian crossing buttons do nothing.  You’ll find the same trend in most major cities, particularly in the United States.  The […]

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