This is a fun post with a practical message. I used a case study of an English town, Portishead, which eliminated traffic lights and accidents decreased. That may not always be possible and, when it is not, fun alternatives are available.
Smart, the company behind the original smart car, has devised a clever way to help pedestrians wait for the walk signal and keep the streets safer — a dancing traffic light. By projecting real movements from people nearby, the dancing traffic light entertains people at the intersection until it’s a safe time to cross the street. The company built the signal at an intersection in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier this summer. (Source: Mashable)
Can you keep your feet still?
Source: Weighty Matters