The "anti-people" sign, as McKuin puts it, is on a very important intersection near City Hall and the historic Capital Building.
McKuin dissects the arguments in favor of the prohibition of pedestrians, like the idea that traffic would back up in this important area if people were allowed to cross:
"There's a ton of traffic on Markham precisely because the engineers have sacrificed the walk signal and designated two lanes with a protected left turn. Make that left turn from Markham onto Broadway less appealing and drivers will find another way. Guaranteed."