Push-button signage for pedestrian crossings: the DNCC is pursuing it despite little evidence of usefulness

People reaching out to stop fast vehicles, buses randomly stopping to pick up passengers, cars passing pedestrians crossing the road – this is the chaotic scenario at the level crossing in front of Brac University in Mohakhali, in the capital. But it shouldn’t be. Last year, after spending Tk 6,68,724, the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) installed crosswalk buttons to …