"Crossing the Street" Walking Tip by sarahandgareth

Walking, New York City: 27 reviews and 14 photos

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by sarahandgareth

One of the frustrations of walking in New York is having to stop every block to wait for the traffic lights to change: if you’re unlucky, you can be waiting a while at every single street-corner on a walk north or south on Manhattan. After a short while, you’ll find yourself stepping off the pavement a foot or two into the street, ready to make a run for it as soon as an opportunity presents itself – or the lights change. When you find yourself in another city, you’ll suddenly realize that, unlike in New York, you’re the only one stepping a foot off the pavement at every traffic light: we had to ‘re-train’ ourselves on how to behave when we arrived in Boston!

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2003
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