Saturday, 29 June 2019

STOP signs & CONCRETE roads in JOHANNESBURG

THE STAR Johannesburg – 1935
10 & 27 July and 1 & 7 August



NEW ROAD SIGNS ON THE EAST RAND
1935, July 10

In BOKSBURG new ROAD SIGNS had been erected to mark the boundaries of the municipal area and to indicate important roads. The signs are surmounted by red and white lights, and the boundary signs bear the town’s coat of arms.



CONCRETE ROAD
1935, July 10

The CONCRETE surface of DIAGONAL STREET stood up well for 4 years, although it had one of the busiest corners in JOHANNESBURG, especially in the early morning and late afternoon. This photo must have been taken only days before STOP SIGNS were erected at busy intersections in Johannesburg. 





STOP SIGNS in Johannesburg
1935, 1 August

Johannesburg drivers were forced to obey STOP SIGNS, as 26 new inspectors joined the City Traffic Inspectors to enforce the STOP rule at “through” street intersections.

A WHITE LINE EXPERIMENT
1935, 7 August
Passers-by were puzzled by the appearance of 11 mysterious WHITE LINES among the ordinary traffic lines outside the New Library in Johannesburg. Facetious suggestions were made that, failing a futuristic traffic experiment, it was a new “hopscotch” pitch. The mystery was solved when THE STAR was informed it was a private municipal test to settle a road paint tender. Each line represents a different type of paint.


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