Taiwan’s pedestrian crossing men get girlfriends

BBC News
Date: Feb 13, 2018
By: News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring

According to the Taiwan News website, the first of some 40 pedestrian signs featuring a

Image copyrightFTV NEWSImage caption
After 18 years of solitude, Taiwan’s “little green man” has finally got himself a girlfriend
The little green and red traffic light men in southern Taiwan have got themselves girlfriends, just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s reported.

new “couple” design has been unveiled today at an official ceremony in southern Pingtung County.

The new street crossings feature the animated red man kneeling down to propose to his girlfriend, and the green man holding his girlfriend’s hand and crossing the road.

Image copyrightFTV NEWSImage captionPedestrians should not propose to their significant other in the middle of the road
The design plans were given a limited trial in December by the Pingtung County Police Bureau. They confirmed the same month their intentions to roll out the design across the county in 2018 to make the existing 18-year-old traffic lights “more attractive”.

Pingtung’s county mayor Pen Men-an told Taiwan News today that the new design “emphasise Pingtung is a county filled with love”.    [FULL  STORY]

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