Look Before Crossing the Allen Street Mall
Every day, without fail, countless pedestrians cross the street (jay-walking and otherwise) with eyeballs buried in iPods, iPhones, Blackberries, and the like. Slaves to the handhelds. Perhaps these habits were the impetus behind the recent addition of “Look” arrow-inlays in each of the intersections of the Allen Street Mall. Highly reminiscent of the sidewalks in London which warn new arrivals to look the proper direction before crossing.
From our perspective, though, the action seems more an affront on the intelligence level of those in the neighborhood.