Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Placebo" Walk Buttons

Victoria Times Colonist [BC]
1 May 2008

A ritual crossing

A social psychologist says pushing the walk button at an intersection is part of the ritual of crossing a street

Joanne Hatherly, Times Colonist

Do those little "walk" buttons at Victoria intersections really change the timing of the traffic lights? Not everyone is sure they do. [...]