FPÖ officials insist that the new crossing lights allegedly contravene traffic regulations and are nothing but a waste of taxpayers’ money given the cost of 70,000 dollars.
FPÖ transport spokesman Toni Mahdalik, for his part, said that the money would have been better spent on grappling with poverty and unemployment in the country.
But Vassilakou in turn said that the new lights are perfectly legal and will hopefully reduce road accidents and jay-walking.
As for pedestrians, they remained neutral toward the new idea of the lights which were installed at 47 crossings and will stay up until June.
One commenter, Clemens Bendtner, was quoted as saying that "this is a great idea," and that "the topic of equality and equal treatment is a very important issue, and it is getting some attention through the campaign."
These include the Life Ball, Europe’s biggest charity event for Aids and HIV research, as well as the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, won by cross-dressing Austrian singer Conchita Wurst last year.