Australian City Tests Out Female Pedestrian Crossing Lights in a Push for Gender Equality

Pedestrian lights at a crossing in the Australian city of Melbourne will feature female figures, in what’s been billed as an initiative to “reduce unconscious bias” in the move towards greater gender equality.

Ten lights at a crossing in the heart of the city will feature the tweaked signals for the next 12 months as a trial, reports the Guardian. The effort is led by the nonprofit Committee of Melbourne.

Martine Letts, the group’s chief executive, told the Australian Broadca

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