Almost a year back, I featured a few pedestrian-oriented signs in Tokyo. Here are some more.
On a make-shift sidewalk/shoulder in a major construction zone, there is a bike "stop" sign painted on the left, a pedestrian "stop" sign with feet painted on the right, and then heat appliques for a red "stop" sign and a blue "look left and right" sign.
The sign says "Pedestrian Use Push Button." They have to put the sign up to draw attention to the button because, well, people don't expect them. Push buttons are scarce in Tokyo, and only used when necessary.
I'm confused by this crosswalk. On the left is a white, accessible pushbutton for use by elderly and the visually impaired. It's covered over haphazardly with duct tape and some paper. On the right is an older, common pedestrian button. Maybe they're in the process of upgrading?
This sign, and the one up ahead, are at a pedestrian underpass below the JR Chuo Line, which is under construction to raise the rails and remove crossings. The near sign says "We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the Chuo Line elevated construction. Please work with us toward compromise as we pass through." The far sign says "PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY. Bicycles, scooters are HAZARDOUS so please DISMOUNT and pass through." This tunnel is dangerous, as community members, delivery people, and postal workers all race through on both kinds of bikes. With barriers on both sides you wouldn't think they could do it, but the gouges in concrete and metal attest to the number of collisions. Luckily the construction will be done in a couple of years and this tunnel can be removed.