Walk This Way

Following in the steps of Monty Python, the art collective Kreativiteket has set up a “silly walk” traffic sign in the village of Ørje, Norway:

While a government grant wasn’t obtained to help them develop it, the crosswalk’s street sign–which features the outline of a man in a bowler hat walking all silly-like–makes it clear that crossing this street must be done in a silly manner. Residents seem to be fine with this, and so do the authorities–while a news report explains that the sign is technically illegal, the village’s mayor has a hard time not laughing when she insists that “This kind of fun should be allowed.” Even motorists stopping at the intersection for silly-walking pedestrians seem to be having a good time. Who can argue with anything that makes drivers feel generous toward slow-moving pedestrians?