Crosswalk Prince George 1The bird chirp is getting edged out by the Canadian Melody for the most common sound heard at Prince George crosswalks in British Columbia.

According to CBC News, the four-tone tune is replacing the sound of a bird chirping at crosswalks across Canada and was recently brought to Prince George.

The melody was created because officials worried the sound of birds chirping was too easy for real birds to mimic. This could be confusing to visually impaired people who rely on the sound to  help them cross streets more safely by alerting them to the walk signal and providing directional sounds to move towards.

Pedestrians say the new tune is similar to an ice cream truck or the horn of a clown car (really? A clown car??). Some have even called it annoying. But the point is that it is loud and clear.

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