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Old 01-05-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you that some cities do not synchronize lights on purpose (and/or purposely time them in reverse--so one light is red, the next is green, red, green, etc) in an effort to encourage living closer to (or in) the downtown area. Chattanooga, TN is an example amongst many.

Not saying Charlotte does this, but it is, in fact, an engineering "strategy" to control where the folks live. The driving theory is the thought that it will make people hate the traffic and move closer.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you that some cities do not synchronize lights on purpose (and/or purposely time them in reverse--so one light is red, the next is green, red, green, etc) in an effort to encourage living closer to (or in) the downtown area. Chattanooga, TN is an example amongst many.
How Machiavellian of them. I wouldn't mind living nearer to downtown but can't afford to live in a neighborhood where I wouldn't be accused of gentrification and/or shot.
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