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    Three sets of traffic lights have now appeared in Basseterre St.Kitts. There were none before.

    We drive on the correct side of the road, the left.
    There have been a lot of changes with a number of 'No right turns' being introduced as a result of the introduction of traffic lights in an effort to facilitate traffic flow.
    This has lengthened the journey around town.

    In addition, a tremendous (for us) amount of yellow paint has been used curbsides to prevent parking also to facilitate traffic flow.
    This has reduced parking spaces.

    Oh 'progress', forgive them, they know not what they do.
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    Default Re: Traffic lights

    Welcome to the 20th century
    (second half, anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Welcome to the 20th century
    (second half, anyway)
    Not sure if that is a good thing.

    What advantages can you think of?



    PS Weren't traffic lights invented in the first half of the 20th century?
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    I don't think the yellow paint was used then.

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    Perhaps there is such a thing as too many traffic lights?

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    What advantages can you think of?
    No more silly mom and pop shops. People can all drive to the new Mega-Super-Discount Mart, where they sell everything and parking is cheap and plentiful. If you own, "main street," retail real estate, you might consider selling it soon.

    Also, there will be an increase in municipal revenue, due to fines levied on people running the new lights and parking in the new no parking zones.

    Finally, your populace will enjoy enhanced opportunities for interpersonal communication. This will become especially evident by occupants of cars behind the lead car when the light changes from red to green, and whilst two or more fellow citizens vie for the one available parking spot. Nothing is as invigorating--nor as lively-- as robust public discourse.

    " Running into, " an old friend will soon take on a whole new meaning!

    Enjoy!

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    A few years ago, when we lived near Portland OR, the city boasted about the installation of LEDs in the traffic lights. Save lots of electricity.
    Until the first bad frost. The LEDs didn't warm the lens and melt the frost. The signals couldn't be seen.
    I think they've installed warmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Perhaps there is such a thing as too many traffic lights?

    Unless photoshopped, that has to be an art installation- where is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Three sets of traffic lights have now appeared in Basseterre St.Kitts. There were none before.

    We drive on the correct side of the road, the left.
    There have been a lot of changes with a number of 'No right turns' being introduced as a result of the introduction of traffic lights in an effort to facilitate traffic flow.
    This has lengthened the journey around town.

    In addition, a tremendous (for us) amount of yellow paint has been used curbsides to prevent parking also to facilitate traffic flow.
    This has reduced parking spaces.

    Oh 'progress', forgive them, they know not what they do.
    Have they put of parking meters yet?

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    This round about (rotary) at the end of the bridge to Walney Island gets gridlocked at peak times.

    So it is being levelled and traffic lights will be installed. Can only make things better.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Have they put of parking meters yet?
    Don't even mention them.
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    Try ATL traffic.
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    ^ ATL is not traffic ( nor is Houston) - it is, at best, a mobile parking lot !!!



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