Analog Australian Traffic Signal's Time Has Come

What a brilliant idea; just as the new countdown timers Toronto pedestrians just got to tell them how long they have to get across the street, this analog rotating traffic signal, designed by Charles Marshall in 1936 and used in Australia until the seventies, gave drivers a graphic, intuitive understanding of how much time they have left and how long they have to wait until the next change. Imagine a modern version done in LEDs like the restaurant sign shown below the fold. Smoother traffic, less road rage, and lower power consumption! ::Gizmodo and ::Information Aesthetics

Japanese LEDs from ::PingMag

Tags: Australia | Lighting


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