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In the early 20th century, street congestion along New York's Fifth Avenue was so bad that it might take 40 minutes to get from 57th to 34th Street. Horses, carriages, pedestrians, street cars, bicycles, and automobiles all competed for limited space along the city's grand boulevard.
Green Once Meant Stop-and Other Curious Facts from the History of Traffic Lights 
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Green Once Meant Stop-and Other Curious Facts from the History of Traffic Lights 
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In the early 20th century, street congestion along New York's Fifth Avenue was so bad that it might take 40 minutes to get from 57th to 34th Street. Horses, carriages, pedestrians, street cars, bicycles, and automobiles all competed for limited space along the city's grand boulevard.
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