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Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Cynthia Shahan


Traffic Light Dances (VIDEO)

September 18th, 2014 by  

Nobody likes to wait at a stop light.

That makes traffic lights the most dangerous spots for pedestrians in the city.

Smart recently changed this when it changed the figure in the traffic walk lights. Its special traffic light dances. The lights of the figure on the traffic light entertain pedestrians waiting to cross and is actually of real people dancing in real time. Smart set up a stage in a large traffic light box. People danced on the stage inside the large traffic light and that was transformed in the normal traffic lights.

The trial was quite effective. 81 % more people watched and waited at the stop lights — they even danced themselves while waiting, and smiled.

Of course, you know all this if you watched the video above. If you haven’t watched the video yet, do it!

Smart believes that ideas like this can turn the city into a better place. It sure seems like there is potential! 


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About the Author

Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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