The sound of the traffic light

Towards the right, below, a traffic light. On red, cars at a standstill, the pedestrians cross, feeble murmurings, footsteps, confused voices. One does not chatter when crossing a dangerous junction. Hence the relative silence in this crowd. A kind of soft murmuring, sometimes a cry, a call. A second of silence and then it is the rush, the starting up of tens of cars, the rhythms speeding up as quickly as possible. (Lefebvre 28)