Monday, 16 January 2012


I've just been on a road trip. I went over the border into Victoria. One of the first places I stopped was Portland. It's a very picturesque town but what struck me most of all (because I'm strange) were these pedestrian crossings:

They were everywhere and appear to work as if by magic. You stand on the side of the road at any time and motorists just stop for you. No pressing buttons to apply to cross the road and consequently no waiting. I must have crossed about six times on one street because it was such a thrill.

Everyone seemed pretty happy with them. Who knows? They could even work here.

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