Panama’s capital, Panama City, lacks pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, but the country has some pretty amusing signage. For example, there’s this “pedestrian” sign. Perhaps we should all be aware of bootylicious robots.

All photos by the author.

My personal favorite was this jogger sign. If a jogger ran past me with that physique, I would drive slower.

Jogger sign

I didn’t see any bike lanes or people biking around the city, but the “Respect It” signs are all over the city.

“Respect It.”

Crossing the street in Panama requires courage and attitude of a honey badger. Literally, you have to look straight and walk across without any hesitation or risk getting hit. Everyone ignored the pedestrian signals.

Veronica O. Davis, PE, has experience in planning transportation, urban areas, civil infrastructure, and communities.  She co-owns Nspiregreen, LLC, an environmental consulting company in DC.  She is also the co-founder of Black Women Bike DC, which strives to increase the number of Black women and girls biking for fun, health, wellness, and transportation.