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This sign tried to kill me

Posted by Chip / February 10, 2007

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Be careful people, the machines are taking over. I'm not sure what I might have done to draw the ire of the computerized world, but I'm assuming it was something bad. This electronic sign at the corner of Fairmont and Parc attempted to confuse me and lure me across the intersection, while at the same time prompting vehicles to continue in the other direction.


Take a closer look - what is this sign trying to say?

From afar, it appeared as though it was more 'walk' than 'stop', so naturally, I proceeded. It wasn't until my companion noticed the inconsistencies with the car traffic signals and grabbed hold of my jacket that I realised what was happening. Maybe I'm just being a little paranoid, but that's the last time I blindly follow traffic signs when crossing an intersection. Next time, I think I'll look both ways before crossing.

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10 Comments

J Mac / February 13, 2007 at 09:01 am
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I think this fits in with many other Montreal infrastructure "quirks" that are designed to kill you. Like the bus lane against traffic on the Champlain Bridge. Or, um... I know there are more.
OJ / February 13, 2007 at 09:36 am
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How about the new 'bike path' on St. Urbain? Definitely not designed with your safety in mind.
rrrobyn / February 13, 2007 at 11:13 am
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- rosemont overpass crazy windchill factor vs. train-and-weirdo dodging across the tracks below
- jean-talon/parc intersection area - i will never understand
- RIP parc/pins interchange of fear - your new incarnation is totally boring and functional and appears to make all kinds of sense
- atwater hill potholes while biking + st antoine road 'quality' btwn atwater and st remi

life's gotta have risks; love this town.
right heating company / February 17, 2017 at 07:57 pm
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There is certainly a lot to find out about this topic.

I like all the points you have made.
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Herbal Powder / March 19, 2019 at 06:20 am
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