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    So Arlington announced in April that the beg buttons had been set to automatic, meaning peds and cyclists didn't have to push the buttons. Well, in the past couple of weeks, the buttons finally were labeled telling potential button pushers that they didn't have to actually do so. Some are labeled so it is pretty obvious and others are merely labeled. Putting the label 18 inches above the button is probably not going to achieve the goal of eliminating the button pushing.
    I read both here and on county notifications about not needing to push the buttons, but I have found that to not always be the case at several locations (while I may be impatient at times, but I have watched them cycle through without ever changing - I even caught the one on Pershing at Jackson cycle back to cross Jackson without ever stopping Pershing). This morning, the walk signal across Orme at Columbia Pike never changed - I just followed what the street light did instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    I read both here and on county notifications about not needing to push the buttons, but I have found that to not always be the case at several locations (while I may be impatient at times, but I have watched them cycle through without ever changing - I even caught the one on Pershing at Jackson cycle back to cross Jackson without ever stopping Pershing). This morning, the walk signal across Orme at Columbia Pike never changed - I just followed what the street light did instead.
    My understanding is that only "beg buttons" in areas of high pedestrian activity had been changed, on a case-by-case basis. There was no county-wide re-programming of beg buttons or new policy mandating same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    First day back at work, a new change I observed was these signs have appeared on the pedestrian & bicycle bridge over Rock Creek Pkwy at the Kennedy Center
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    I saw those last Wednesday but proceeded up the ramp on my bike (at walking speed) anyway. The police officer standing at the top said nothing to me. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    My understanding is that only "beg buttons" in areas of high pedestrian activity had been changed, on a case-by-case basis. There was no county-wide re-programming of beg buttons or new policy mandating same.
    Yes and no. It was supposed to be all beg buttons in certain corridors were changed, but not elsewhere. IIRC the corridors were: Crystal City/Rte 1, Columbia Pike, Wilson/Clarendon/Fairfax, Lee, Glebe. Not County-wide, but all buttons within the designated areas, not case-by-case.

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