Viking Traffic Lights

The debate of gender-neutral traffic lights is a phenomenon that is spreading throughout the western countries, and that is also the case in Denmark.

In the city of Aarhus (Aros) in Jutland, a member of the communist party known as Enhedslisten has suggested that the traffic lights should be replaced with gender-neutral traffic lights.

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Illustration: Aarhus Municipality

However, in a response to this suggestion, a member of the party called Venstre, a conservative-liberal and agrarian party has proposed that instead of the gender-neutral traffic lights, the city of Aarhus should replace some of the traffic lights with a green and a red Viking.

The gender-neutral traffic lights did get much support from the locals, but the Viking traffic light idea did, and the idea is already being worked at in close cooperation with the Moesgaard Museum. This museum is the host of the annual Viking festival at Moesgaard beach, that is being held every year at the last weekend in July.

The city of Aarhus is a very old city, and it has its roots in the Viking age, and the people of Aarhus want to use these Viking traffic lights to help brand their city as a Viking city.

I think it is a fun idea, and after all, these green and red Vikings can be seen as both male and female Vikings.

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Illustration: Aarhus Municipality

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