Friday, April 10, 2009

What does Winnipeg need more than anything else?

Watch out, car!

These pedestrians feel safer already!

Traffic control workers!

These hardened veterans of the Chicago streets know how to make things happen and get things moving.

Day-glo jackets, glowing batons (weapons?), and thick books of traffic tickets are their modus operandi. Vocal, animated, and entertaining, nothing makes me enjoy walking around Chicago more than seeing a traffic control worker spot an illegally stopped cab:

1. A warning is shouted. The cab doesn't move.

2. A baton is waved. The cab doesn't move.

3. Tickets come out of a pocket. The cab moves!

Please, oh please, can we get them in Winnipeg?

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