Randi Page is a DJ/video editor/producer who lives and works in Whittier, CA. When she noticed this infamous traffic signal for people on foot, she had a question:
Why does this traffic signal for trail users turn red 24/7 — even when nobody’s around?
Not to keep people from cross paths with vehicles or cars passing through but it’s hard to imagine working hard one full day and then going back to it and thinking that’s all for naught.
Why not a different light indicator?
We live in central California. We’re used to hiking trails during the day and driving at night. For years now the traffic light that reads “trail users must proceed with caution” has been there. Whether or not I cross this road, it’s not that crazy of a idea to turn that all the way off and have it stay red 24/7 (which, by the way, isn’t that long of a period for hours).
There seems to be a car accident near here every day at all hours. People aren’t all gonna get hit. Why is it just drivers, and not walkers and cyclists?