Warsaw – Taped Over Pedestrian Crossing Things

One thing I’ve never quite understood in Warsaw, and indeed all of Poland, is that these buttons rarely seem to do much as pedestrian crossings go green soon enough without pressing anything. I’m sure they likely do and I’m an idiot, but anyway. Poland has had them taped up in Warsaw for months, thousands of them across the city, and everything still seems to work just fine. So, my theory persists about their usefulness, although I assume that they have some functionality that is useful to those with limited vision.