Hula Hoop Pedestrian-Crossing Sign Confuses Some

hooping sign While most of us already know what a hula hooping pedestrian-crossing sign means, a reader contacted the Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently because it confused them, writing, “What is the significance of the pedestrian crossing sign with the circle?” Eric Widstrand, City Traffic Engineer for the Seattle Department of Transportation, told the newspaper that “the hula hoop is a sticker (which is graffiti) that has been applied to the sign to make it look like the pedestrian is hula-hooping. There is no significance to the hula-hoop sticker from a traffic operations point-of-view.” They also note that if you google “hula hoop pedestrian signs,” you”ll see the stickers are associated with a band called the The String Cheese Incident – but you probably already knew that. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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2 thoughts on “Hula Hoop Pedestrian-Crossing Sign Confuses Some

  1. K.C.
    August 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I saw one the hoola hooping pedestrian signs today and went in search for the meaning as well. Even if it is grafitti, it added a nice chuckle to my day.

  2. Karen
    August 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Just saw one at Arches National Park in Utah. Made my husband drive back around so I could get a pick (and prove I was not hallucinating). Hysterical! ;D

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