January 29, 2006

Traffic Lights:

The traffic lights in this city are effed up. Our favorite Chinese food restaurant is not even a mile away from our house and it can take up to 20 minutes to get there because of the traffic lights. There are about seven intersections with traffic lights once we get onto Girard Street and because this is a city of stupid people, the lights are not synced. The light is red at your intersection and all the other lights are green but by the time you get a green - the others are red. Our favorite is the Berks Street intersection. There is no oncoming traffic from the side streets due to the one ways (which is another weird thing in this city - one way streets change direction) however the light will always turn red as you approach. It does this to vex us but really it's for the walk signal - for all the pedestrians that are never there. You would think that they would have a button and if there was a pedestrian that wished to cross the street they could push the effin' button and then the light would change.

3 comments:

Lexi said...

A word of advice from someone who has lived in Philadelphia most of her life: never drive unless you are going somewhere far away (greater than 3-4 miles). It is always quicker to walk. Especially only a mile. Philadelphia is a uniquely wonderful pedestrian friendly city. Usually pedestrian friendly and car friendly don't mesh.

I can't wait until this summer when I can free myself from the car and walk everywhere again.

Princess Buttercup said...

Serenity NOW!
-George's dad on Seinfeld

P. Sophie said...

As far as the "pedestrian friendly" city of Philadelphia, I would almost believe that if this wasn't the third fattest city in the country.

Besides we live outside the city and it isn't as pedestrian friendly here...