Story: Streets and lighting

One-way street

One-way street

Increasing traffic congestion on inner-city streets led to the introduction of one-way systems to better manage traffic flows. Wellington’s Featherston Street was made one-way in 1970. This photo shows peak-hour traffic on the morning of the change.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/0362/33-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street standards and planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24482/one-way-street (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010