The Fort Wayne Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved an agreement with the state that will allow the city to move ahead with a plan to replace 57 pedestrian crossing signals downtown with “countdown” signals. Instead of a walk or don't-walk signal, the new signals will display, like a countdown, the number of seconds left to cross the street.
I guess that's progress, but I suspect having to decide several times on one walk whether, say, 10 seconds is enough time to cross the street or not will make nervous wrecks out of some people. Anybody remember the "scramble light" at Wayne and Calhoun, by the way? Wait, wait, wait, wait, then all the pedestrians got to