Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Kiwi crosswalks

At intersections in downtown Auckland, the pedestrians cross the street in 4 directions at once. It's actually pretty efficient, but slightly alarming to us foreigners at first. After the cars have all had a turn, the streetlights stop all the traffic and the pedestrians get their turn to go any which way: all the people going north/south, plus the peole going east/west. plus you're even allowed to cross diagonally. It's quite a sight.

1 comment:

nzmommy said...

Hehehe, this took my mom by quite surprise when she visited too. It's called square dancing. Some other towns do it too but it's best to watch someone else first just to make sure lol ;)