WorldViews: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women

By Rick Noack, November 12, 2014

For some visitors to Germany, street crossings are among the main tourist attractions. In the formerly communist east of the country, little traffic-light men, some equipped with hats or walking sticks, were installed to guide pedestrians more than 50 years ago. This tradition is more alive today than ever before, even in some western German cities.

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