These guys are still hard at work installing the new traffic signal at Piedmont and Linda. If you've ever wondered why traffic signals are so expensive, it's not just the cost of materials -- there is also an awful lot of tearing up concrete and digging required to mount and wire them.
One of them confirmed for me that the new signal is going to have pushbutton actuation for pedestrians. It's not their fault. They're just building what the specifications called for. There's probably no malice anywhere -- just someone at the Department of Public Works copying boilerplate specifications that were designed somewhere in the 99% of the area of the country where no one ever walks anywhere beyond the end of their driveway under any circumstances.
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