Kōrero: Street life

Directing traffic

Directing traffic

The increase in motor vehicles and a rise in traffic speeds led councils to confine pedestrians to footpaths. Policemen such as this one (centre) were assigned to points duty at busy intersections, to direct motorised and foot traffic. During the 1920s crossings were introduced to encourage pedestrians to cross streets at particular points. This is the intersection of Wellington’s Cuba and Manners streets, about 1920.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 35-R1763
Photograph by Frederick George Radcliffe

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Pedestrians give way to cars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20677/directing-traffic (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010