Dutch Town Opens an Official "Silly Walks" Zebra Crossing

The Dutch town of Spijkenisse has officially installed a “silly walks” pedestrian crossing, inspired by the classic Monty Python’s ‘The Ministry of Silly Walks’ skit.

From the BBC:

Spijkenisse near Rotterdam has replaced the usual crossing sign by the town hall with one of a man with a bowler hat and briefcase flinging his leg high in the air, in emulation of John Cleese’s performance from the ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ sketch …

Alderman Jan Willem Mijnans liked the [proposal to open a silly walks crossing], and agreed to preside at the not-very-formal opening of the rebranded crossing.

“It’s nice to see people crossing the street with a smile on their face, and we hope lots of people will do so,” he told the expectant crowds, before trying out his own silly walk.

(Image: SBS6)

Source: neatorama

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