DDOT’s taking dancing in the street to a whole new level starting next Wednesday when they debut a new pilot program at the intersection of 7th and H streets in NW DC near the Verizon Center.
While the details are still a little fuzzy, the intersection will work as such:
Traffic continues to cycle through the intersection as usual, but when all vehicular traffic is halted pedestrians will then be able to cross the street in any direction they want.
Up, down, left, right, sideways, longways, diagonally – they’re all options for your next crosswalk adventure – get creative.
WTOP reports that the ‘pedestrians-only’ cycle will be 29 seconds long with 26 seconds to cross and a solid three second don’t walk for stragglers to clear the intersection.
The question to ask here is: How creative will people get and how soon will we be able to watch it on YouTube?
Get those cameras. The antics start Wednesday.