Cross Signal with a Countdown

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This crossing on Colombo Street has a countdown timer so you know how much longer you’ve got to cross. Apparently they’ve been there for at least a month, though I’ve only just noticed the timer!

6 responses to “Cross Signal with a Countdown”

  1. We have them here too. I was passing through one the other day with a guy toting a cane behind me- that intersection really doesn’t give enough time for a person who has to walk slowly like he did.

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  2. We have them in my area too. What would really look awesome in a picture is if you can ever find one with a Countdown supermarket in the background. I have an idea for a video too which Countdown may like if you ever find such a juxtaposition, if you know what I mean 🙂

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    • That would be an interesting concept. I think we are about to get new lights in our area – and we’re not far from a Countdown supermarket. So you just never know. I hope all of our new lights have this feature.

      By the way, if you walk around Wellington near Parliament, the light crossing signal is our wonderful suffragette Kate Sheppard.

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  3. Took a couple of days, but I just now noticed the enclosed pedestrian overpass with the mirrored windows connecting two buildings on opposite sides of the street in the background here — great idea as one doesn’t need to venture outdoors to negotiate crossing the traffic to get to the other building cross the street!

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