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Ancient Rome forbade downtown traffic in day

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July 30, 1960 | Vol. 78 | No. 5        

Ancient Rome forbade downtown traffic in day

Rome’s narrow streets were not marked “One Way” but in effect they were, because each driver sent a runner ahead to hold up traffic at the other end of the street or alley until the chariot had passed through.

The fringe parking plan used in modern large cities to relieve the downtown parking problem was used in Rome in the days of Julius Caesar. In the Roman day there were 12 hours of “daylight” adjusted according to the

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