Of Crosswalk Countdowns and Missing Bricks
I like the countdown crosswalks that have bing springing up all over big cities these days. Very handy for knowing how long you have to cross so you don’t have to do that herky jerky “Should I go? Will it turn yellow?” dance. However, I have noticed that the countdown lights in Washington DC often start at what seem to be random numbers. Sometimes they start at 60 or 30, but more often than not I see them start at 17 or 42.
What gives? Did the crosswalk countdown programmer get bored setting hundreds of crosstimes and just start putting in funny numbers?
And where did this brick go? (Near 25th and M)