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Lights, lines, and heavy fines

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Windfall Films.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©1995.
Series: Metropolis (Princeton, N.J.); Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every day our cities are swamped with a logjam of cars, trucks, and buses. Behind this chaos, though, lies a master plan which struggles to keep the modern city on the move. This program explores the age-old battle between the city and its traffic as we follow a colorful London cabby on his journeys throughout the city. The program explains the origin of traffic signals, examines the American grid plan, speaks to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Windfall Films,1995
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Windfall Films.
OCLC Number: 707965139
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 01, 2009.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: London Traffic: Historical Overview (3:41) --
London: Traffic Challenges on Land and Sea (4:28) --
Traffic Signals to Control Traffic (3:53) --
London's Traffic Control (3:57) --
Traffic Engineers: Master Traffic Plan (4:32) --
Scotland Yard Controls Traffic (4:00) --
End of Traffic? (3:35).
Series Title: Metropolis (Princeton, N.J.); Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Windfall Films.

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Every day our cities are swamped with a logjam of cars, trucks, and buses. Behind this chaos, though, lies a master plan which struggles to keep the modern city on the move. This program explores the age-old battle between the city and its traffic as we follow a colorful London cabby on his journeys throughout the city. The program explains the origin of traffic signals, examines the American grid plan, speaks to the man responsible for all traffic management in London, visits Scotland Yard's Traffic Control Center, and follows the London cabby back in time to contrast traffic and planning in Victorian London with today's city.

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