Market Street Lights Out

The traffic lights were out on Market Street this morning between 30th and as far as my eyes could see west, maybe 34th or 36th. This made for a very interesting scramble for us pedestrians as there was nary a traffic control officer to be found and most of us had to cross the street to get to our respective universities. About half of the cars slowed down a little bit as they approached intersections. The SEPTA buses, no surprise here, took the opportunity to barrel down the street and blow through the dead lights with apparent glee.

For future reference, drivers, when the traffic lights are out you treat the intersection as a four way stop. See that word? STOP? That goes double for you, SEPTA buses. Anyone who’s driven in Philadelphia should be very familiar with four way stops, no excuses.

My pedestrian bravery was rewarded with a free promotional Shift Energy drink at 34th and Walnut. All natural, all organic, nice idea. Unfortunately it tasted a little gross. I think they should have formulated it without milk. I just finished mine a few minutes ago; I’m waiting for my energy boost from those Brazilian Acai berries.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jeff (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    the broken lights went all the way down to chestnut and walnut when i was walking this morning :-X

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