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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Positive Signs

My hat's off to the Harbour Authority for the new signs they have posted on the Causeway. The city has a traditionally negative approach to the public's behavior (No Skateboarding, No Rollerblading, No Bicycle Riding, No Hacky Sacking, and my favorite community spirit killer in public squares - NO Loitering). Conversely, the new Harbour Authority signs encourage positive behavior rather than forbidding negative activities. And instead of that daunting red circle with a bar across it we have green and white images that suggest users of the causeway should carry their skateboards or rollerblades, walk their bicycles and keep their dogs on a leash. Much better!


JoJo said...

I've never understood the 'no loitering' thing in public places. But this is nice to see.

Dean Lewis said...

Three cheers for positive reinforcement.
I literally did a double-take seeing these signs for the first time, being so unusual an approach.
A progressive step methinks.
Maybe they will catch on elsewhere.

PinkPanthress said...

I wish we had such positive signs on how to behave properly, maybe then people would actually change... or not. :D