Gaining the willingness of people to use and cooperate with infrastructure;
signs, signals, rules, and regulations, are only as good as their willingness
to do so.
I’ve said many times that attitudes are our biggest challenge.
We would be world heroes if we could solve that problem.
From: wsmac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <wsmac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:25 AM
Subject: [wsmac] Re: Audio signals again.
Good Morning Carson,
Well, not quite on my head but one slip in the snowplow bank and I would have
been on my head !
When one happens to see Technicians working on the Control Cabinets' Electrical
and Electronics at Forest and Main Streets or at Bridge and Cumberland Streets,
for the new Signals,
new Pedestrian activated Crosswalk Controls and the underground Traffic
Sensors, you realize how much technology is involved.
Yesterday, I parked at DUNKIN to walk across to the sw Crosswalk Controls, did
some photos, then pushed the Button Arrow to come back across. When the little
illuminated walking man came up across the WCD, I looked L and R and started
walking across. A group of maybe 5 Teenage Boys had pushed the button arrow to
wait on the DUNKIN side to cross but my activation came on first, They were
looking at a friend's Cellphone or Music and one of them saw me coming across,
the orange 🍊 seconds were down to 13, I said " Better hurry up!
On Sun, Feb 27, 2022, 10:59 AM Carson Wood <carsonlwood@xxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:carsonlwood@xxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
Good Morning Again.
On our walk we checked out the audio signal on the northwest corner of
William Clark Drive & Spring Street.
That arrow does point correctly but is at least 6 feet away from the
I was mistaken about that signal because I had to find it when traveling
alone. It seemed to point incorrectly.
The problem with the signal is the speech works intermittently.
The signal on the Northwest corner nearest Dunkin Donuts on the corner of
Stroudwater & William Clark Drive points out into traffic and is mute.
The worst signal is the one I originally mentioned and Dennis stood on his
head to photograph is at least 8 feet away from where the crosswalk is and
points into traffic.