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When Mimes Advocate Stopping At Crosswalks, You Listen

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 9, 2012 7:20PM

Everyblock Chicago posted today on a group of mimes near the California Blue Line station holding signs that read "mimes for better traffic."

It's part of the latest news-gathering experiment by WBEZ's "Curious City" project. This time they're testing whether mimes can be used to make drivers and pedestrians safer at crosswalks. Now the thought of a mime holding a sign telling us to stop for pedestrians would have us considering stepping on the gas, or coming to a dead stop and making sure the doors to the car are locked. Either way, they would have our attention.

May we suggest sending those mimes to Fullerton, Damen and Elston?