Friday Fun: A Song Inspired by the Crosswalk Signal

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March 10, 2017, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Some people get "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" stuck in their heads when crossing the street.
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"'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.

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Published on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in CityLab
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