Friday Fun: A Song Inspired by the Crosswalk Signal
"'Wait'" is possibly the catchiest song ever performed by a talking pedestrian traffic signal," according to John Metcalfe.
Credit to Metcalfe for making Michael Nguyen, a computer-science major at the University of Georgia, famous among the urbanist crowd.
In a CityLab post, Metcalfe shares the backstory on how Nguyen built a song out of the "monotonous-yet-catchy voice of a crosswalk indicator" on campus at the University of Georgia.
According to Metcalfe, the song now joins a small but illustrious canon of songs inspired by and inspiring the pedestrian experience. Click through to see that list, but you can listen to "Wait" right here.