If you are tired of having to tap a boring button to cross the street, we have some good news for you. It’s fist-bump worthy news. So go ahead and give me a fist-bump. Go ahead. Nobody? Los Angeles artist Alfredo Adán will bump my fist. He has created Walkbump after all. A fun crosswalk diversion.
Walkbump is a project that covers crosswalk buttons with a fist. Want to cross the street? It is as simple as a fist-bump. It’s like saying, “Hey buddy, let me cross. Awesome. See ya next time.”
You have to fist-bump the button like you are fist-bumping a buddy. It is a project that adds some friendliness to your trip across the road. And even though it isn’t attached to a real person, it might make you feel like you have interacted with someone. It’s like asking the traffic light to change in a nice way. It brings some much-needed humanity to your urban landscape. That should be okay with everyone. If nothing else, it makes the crosswalk more fun, because as it is now, it is just boring. Not anymore. I would love to see a whole city use these. That would be cool.