Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Look right, look left, and look for a right

From today's SMH:
A particular bugbear is the pedestrian push button at traffic lights. Professor Gehl argues walkers should not have to "apply" to cross the road. In a study of London traffic, he found most pedestrians crossed against the lights. "Crossing the road is a human right," he argues.

A spokesman for the Roads and Traffic Authority retorted that "not getting hit by a car" was "beneficial to human rights".

I like to observe the many contortions that the (somewhat questionable) notion of human rights is put through in various contexts, but this exchange is simply hilarious!


tdix said...

All I can say is that if you're not careful crossing the road there won't be much human leff!

Jonathan said...

Better and better!