Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Placebo" Walk Buttons

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=f9c3828a-09db-42ad-ba65-148fa2a78376&k=30393

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. [...]