You may remember this humble pedestrian signal, at the corner of Prince and Kent in downtown Charlottetown, from my post 11 years ago wherein I complained that the “DONT WALK” light was burned out. It took an email to the mayor to get it fixed.
I suspect, given its design, its WALK-DONT WALK signals, and its general condition, that this may be the oldest traffic signal in the city. Certainly the signals on this corner are ones I’ve reported technical problems about dozens of times over the years.
I’m happy to report that work has begun on the project to replace the city’s older traffic signals, including this one. Soon Prince and Kent should have thoroughly modern, reliable, pictographic pedestrian signals.