Walterrrrr spoted this gem at the Figueroa Metro crossing:
He writes about what is going on:
Metro has these manually operated gates at the Figueroa Street crossing. Just around the corner on Avenue 61 they have an automatic crossing guard. To their credit, Metro did install one here for a while, but because this is a route used by schoolchildren from Luther Burbank, and the human crossing guard that there wasn’t enough, they re-installed these cumbersome pedestrian gates.
So what happens is pedestrians, including myself, will instead of bothering with opening the gates, simply step into car traffic and walk around them.
This is a perfect example of someone trying to cover their ass by putting all these precautions into place so they can say they did everything they could to protect people, but in reality they made the situation more unsafe because it’s too much of a pain in the ass so as Walterrrrr notes people will just walk around it. Of course when those people walk out in traffic and get hit someone behind a desk somewhere will be able to hold up their hands and say it’s not their fault because they did everything they could to make things safe by putting in all those gate. So stupid.