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View Poll Results: What's the color of your traffic signals in most of your state?
Black 7 38.89%
Yellow 6 33.33%
Mixed 5 27.78%
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Montréal & New York area
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NJ - Yellow
NY - Black
NYC - Mixed of Yellow and Black
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Mixed. The black color lights were just recently introduced in this area.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:03 AM
 
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NJ - Yellow
NY - Black
NYC - Mixed of Yellow and Black
There are black ones in NJ but they're less common than yellow.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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In Phoenix, they were all black and mounted vertically on an arm.

In Houston, they are mixed. Black has become more common in recent years, but we used to have more yellow. They are generally hung horizontally, sometimes from an arm and sometimes from a wire.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Are the black lights just not lit up?
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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This is a curious thread. As a kid, when we moved from UT back to CO in 1969, I'd noticed that most traffic signals in Denver were yellow and on posts, but back in Salt Lake they were dark green (not black) and hung from wires. I think back then it was a regional thing. California to the Rockies were green, east of Denver yellow. Currently we have a combination of both.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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In Chicago and where I'm from in Iowa the light casings themselves are all black, although the poles are green. All the new poles in Chicago and ones being repainted the past 10 years are all black.

Everything I've ever seen in the Chicago area and in Iowa are all attached to fixed poles with arms. No part moves or swings in wind.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Also have some Green ones....
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Montréal & New York area
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I hate states and place that hang traffic signals on wires - ugly and cheap looking. They could also move around in wind.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I hate states and place that hang traffic signals on wires - ugly and cheap looking. They could also move around in wind.
I actually kind of like the look of them hung from wires. I feel like they blend in better with the environs. Especially in areas with a lot of trees.
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