Sulphur Springs, Texas: Ministry of Silly Walks Pedestrian Crossing

The signs -- inspired by a 1970 Monty Python sketch -- were installed on both ends of a Texas crosswalk in 2015.

Address:
100 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, TX
Directions:
There are signs on both ends of the crosswalk, which crosses TX-154/Gilmer St. on the southwest corner of the town's courthouse square.
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Silly Walk crossing.

Ministry of Silly Walks Pedestrian Crossing

Always obey crosswalk signs!

[Leigh Hubbard Smith, 10/13/2020]

Silly Walks crosswalk sign.

Ministry of Silly Walks Pedestrian Crossing

Small matching street signs outside Celebration Plaza alert pedestrians to the proper way to navigate the crosswalk.

[Alyson Akers, 01/20/2020]
Ministry of Silly Walks Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian crossing signs feature a pedestrian mimicking the high-stepping John Cleese in the famous Monty Python sketch.

[Daniel J Stober, 01/04/2020]

The signs were installed in 2015 on order of city manager Marc Maxwell, who has described them as "a whimsical element."


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