Posts Tagged ‘traffic control’

How U.S. Road Signs Got Their Shapes

February 19, 2021

It’s an evolution, and comments on the latest revision are open until March 15th.

More:

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD)

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Dancing with the Cars

May 7, 2010

Dancing with the Cars

Washington DC’s transportation department is considering implementing an all-way pedestrian crossing signal at Chinatown’s main intersection, 7th and H Streets NW. Traffic lights would stop all vehicles, and pedestrians would be allowed to cross in any direction, even diagonally.

This “Barnes Dance ” or “Barnes Walk” pattern is named after Henry A. Barnes (1907 – 1968), who popularized the system as NYC Traffic Commissioner.  He also worked in Baltimore.

As DC considers the system, Denver, the first city to implement it, may dump it.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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