Fighting Gridlock The Chinese Way

Keeping intersections clear in the shadow of the Great Wall

Yinchuan, China-- Correspondent M. Otis Beard reports from this city in north-central China on the use of digital signs. Mounted next to traffic signals, the red numbers count down the number of seconds until the signal turns red. Can Seattle Mayor Nickels be persuaded to install such innovations at problem locations, such as the corner of Denny Way & Dexter Avenue?

M. Otis Beard

M. Otis Beard

The actual Great Wall. Eroded section is original, the
other has been restored.   M. Otis Beard

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