Ancient Rome forbade downtown traffic in day

By Science News, 16:43 PM September 22, 2011

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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 r...

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