First Automatic Don’t Walk Sign

Don't Walk SignFebruary 5, 1952

The first “Don’t Walk” sign was installed in New York City. The installation of this sign was inspired by the growing number of deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents.

  • Fiona Veitch Smith

    Thanks for this. I was wondering when the first don’t walk signs were used, and now you’ve told me 🙂 Needed it for background research for my 1920s historical novel.