The other day, Gothamist was about to cross Prince Street at Lafayette (from the northwest corner to the southwest) when we looked up to check the walk signal. And we didn't see it at first - we had to crane our heads a little higher, seeing the walk signal positioned much higher than most walk signals are. We don't think this walk signal was always like this and can only guess that the Department of Transportation is trying to prevent people some stickering the walk signal, which seems to happen a lot in SoHo. It's just a different sensation, trying to find the walk signal (as well as looking both ways twice).

The Department of Transportation's pedestrian safety tips. Some numbers on the fairly new walk signals and some other ideas about how to improve pedstrian safety. And Thundercut stencils are awesome - and they do allow the walk signals' lights to come through.