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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 11:56:11 PM »

I finally found one of the older (functional, non-stylish) lights on a wire in Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/jUTMXqq4Gs62
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2018, 12:46:09 AM »

Overhead light wiring in Tacoma:
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Back-in angled parking?

Interesting.

Mike

It's becoming more and more of a thing. Here's an example on 200 South in Salt Lake City, with a Mercedes who apparently figured he didn't need to follow the sign.

The fact that it's still novel in most of the country is strange to me considering how long we've been doing it in NYC. It's so much safer and much easier to pull out.
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2018, 01:28:45 PM »

Overhead light wiring in Tacoma:
*snip

Back-in angled parking?

Interesting.

Mike

It's becoming more and more of a thing. Here's an example on 200 South in Salt Lake City, with a Mercedes who apparently figured he didn't need to follow the sign.

The fact that it's still novel in most of the country is strange to me considering how long we've been doing it in NYC. It's so much safer and much easier to pull out.

It's becoming easier and easier for drivers thanks to rear-view cameras that are becoming standard on newer vehicles. 
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2018, 07:27:32 PM »

Downing Street, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2018, 12:00:25 AM »

Street lights or traffic lights?

Suburban Denver has traffic lights on wires all over the place, especially Arvada.



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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2018, 12:12:58 AM »

Street lights or traffic lights?

Suburban Denver has traffic lights on wires all over the place, especially Arvada.
Streets lights. I think all traffic lights, either started on poles or hung by pole & wire.


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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2018, 09:27:10 PM »

Overhead light wiring in Tacoma:
*snip

Back-in angled parking?

Interesting.

Mike

It's becoming more and more of a thing. Here's an example on 200 South in Salt Lake City, with a Mercedes who apparently figured he didn't need to follow the sign.

The fact that it's still novel in most of the country is strange to me considering how long we've been doing it in NYC. It's so much safer and much easier to pull out.

It's becoming easier and easier for drivers thanks to rear-view cameras that are becoming standard on newer vehicles.
WTF!!!!

um.... so this is weird. I love parking garages as well as roads, and I always associate angled parking with pulling in.....

WTF!!!
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2018, 11:20:27 PM »

WTF!!!!

um.... so this is weird. I love parking garages as well as roads, and I always associate angled parking with pulling in.....

WTF!!!

Drivers hit bicyclists too much when we let them back out of parking spaces, so now we make them pull forward out of parking spaces so they hit them less.
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2018, 07:55:13 AM »

WTF!!!!

um.... so this is weird. I love parking garages as well as roads, and I always associate angled parking with pulling in.....

WTF!!!

Drivers hit bicyclists too much when we let them back out of parking spaces, so now we make them pull forward out of parking spaces so they hit them less.

Correct.  And in areas with high bicycle traffic (which tends to correlate to a degree with high pedestrian traffic) like NYC, more and more angled parking on the street tends to be back in.  But I imagine that the trend is not extending to parking lots and structures.  And in small towns where there aren't huge bike traffic, it is unlikely that the city will repaint the lines (to reorient parking from front-in to back-in) because if it ain't broken don't fix it.
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2018, 08:33:34 AM »

Michigan uses them at almost every intersection on rural state highways.
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2018, 09:26:38 PM »

Atlanta has several non-functioning streetlights hanging on wires. I have submitted requests over the years to remove them or getting them working again. They are just debris hanging over Piedmont Ave near Piedmont Park for 50 years and counting if they don't work.

A few years ago they repaired one on Cheshire Br. road and it was on every night until it was apparently shot or hit by something, now just a carcass.
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Re: Street Lights That Hung on Wires
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2019, 06:01:49 PM »

Atlanta has several non-functioning streetlights hanging on wires. I have submitted requests over the years to remove them or getting them working again. They are just debris hanging over Piedmont Ave near Piedmont Park for 50 years and counting if they don't work.

A few years ago they repaired one on Cheshire Br. road and it was on every night until it was apparently shot or hit by something, now just a carcass.

Now that you mention it, Atlanta also has several examples of pedestrian signals hanging from overhead wires. Here's an example at Howell Mill Rd and Huff Rd, and another at Lake Avenue and North Avenue.
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