Sonnet, or Love Song

Pedestrian leading interval, YAY!

Hark! Proclaim your wondrous utility,

Yet, simple with so much humility,

Very easy to cross the street today,

Protected in all my fragility,

From car and truck driver hostility,

So cheerful even when the skies are grey.

Gratitude be to Saint Paul Public Works,

For installing them all over the place,

Crossing the street does not feel like a race,

PLIs should not be singular perks,

Every intersection they should grace,

On! PLI! You set off the fireworks.


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2 Responses to Sonnet, or Love Song

  1. Brian December 20, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    Do intersections with PLI have No right turn on red? Why wouldn’t drivers see that cross traffic has stopped and just turn right through pedestrians?

    The pedestrian scramble seems like a better idea, but a scramble would require a prohibition on right turns at least during the scramble. Way too many drivers still turn right on red when a sign prohibits it.

  2. Nicole Salica
    Nicole Salica December 21, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    They’re so great. I implement them everywhere I go by stepping into the street as soon as traffic clears. My feelings say it helps cars notice the other bikes/peds crossing shortly after.
    “Be the PLI you want to see in the world.”

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