This post about crosswalk countdowns and icons reminds me of the crosswalk icon in Bilbao.

As I mentioned in my highlights from Spain post, Bilbao seems to have embraced design since the Guggenheim was built. One example of this is their crosswalk lights. Not only is there a countdown, but the crosswalk icon itself is animated, showing a person walking. However, as the countdown gets closer to zero, the animated figure starts to run, not walk.