Neighbors around the Universidad Latina in San Pedro de Montes de Oca installed over the weekend a crosswalk at an accident-prone location.
They also put black footprints in the broad white markings to make it distinctive. Then someone called the television stations, which featured the neighborhood activity. Reporters interviewed residents about mishaps.
So naturally the Dirección General de Ingeniería de Tránsito was out there Tuesday morning to paint over the unique crosswalk. Officials complained that the paint was of the wrong type and that the lines did not conform to those in a manual.
They urged residents who want a crosswalk to submit and application to the appropriate office for a study and possible action.
But they did leave a crosswalk at the university site, and it has the proper dimensions and the reflective paint.