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Series S505 - Transportation Division traffic management photographs

Abbott and Cordova [Streets looking] north Abbott and Cordova [streets looking] east Abbott and Cordova [streets looking] south Abbott and Cordova [streets looking] west Abbott and Hastings [streets looking] north Abbott and Hastings [streets looking] east Abbott and Hastings [streets looking] south Abbott and Hastings [streets looking] west Abbott and Pender [streets looking ] north Abbott and Pender [streets looking] east Abbott and Pender [streets looking] south Abbott and Pender [streets looking] west Alder and 6th. [Avenue looking] north Alder [Street] and 6th [Avenue looking] west Alder [Street] and 6th [Avenue looking] south Alder [Street] and 6th [Avenue looking] east Alma [Street]and Broadway [looking] south Alma [Street]and Broadway [looking] east Alma [Street] and Broadway [looking] north Alma and Broadway [streets looking] west Alma [Street] and 4th [Avenue looking] north Alma [Street]and 4th [Avenue looking] west Alma [Street]and 4th [Avenue looking] north Alma [Street]and 4th [Avenue looking] east Alma [Street] and 10th [Avenue looking] west Alma [Street]and 10th [Avenue looking] south Alma [Street] and 10th [Avenue looking] east Alma [Street] and 10th [Avenue looking] north Arbutus [Street]and Broadway [looking] east Arbutus [Street]and Broadway [looking] north Arbutus [Street] and Broadway [looking] south Arbutus [Street]and Broadway [looking] west Arbutus [Street] and King Edward [Avenue looking] east Arbutus [Street] and King Edward [Avenue looking] north Arbutus [Street] and King Edward [Avenue looking] west Arbutus [Street] and King Edward [Avenue looking] south Arbutus [Street] and 4th [Avenue looking] south Arbutus [Street] and 4th [Avenue looking] north Arbutus [Street] and 4th. [Avenue looking] west Arbutus [Street] and 4th [Avenue looking] east Arbutus [Street]and 12th [Avenue looking ] west Arbutus [Street] and 12th [Avenue looking ] north Arbutus [Street]and 12th [Avenue looking ]east Arbutus [Street]and 12th [Avenue looking ] south Arbutus [Street] and 12th [Avenue looking ] north Arbutus [Street] and 16th [Avenue looking ] west Arbutus [Street] and 16th [Avenue looking ] west Arbutus [Street] and 16th [Avenue looking ] south Arbutus [Street] and 33rd [Avenue looking ] north Arbutus [Street] and 33rd [Avenue looking ] east
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Transportation Division traffic management photographs

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COV-S505

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  • 1939-1997 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Transportation Division

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1,678 photographs

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([1935-])

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As automobiles became increasingly prevalent in the City of Vancouver, there was greater planning and attention required to ensure their safe and efficient movement throughout the city. The first instance of this responsibility falling to the Engineering Department is documented as 1935, when Traffic Engineering is listed as one of the functions which was to be reported to the Board of Works. Functions included analyzing the nature and causes of accidents (including assessing any contributing condition of roadways), the movement of traffic (including speed studies), and traffic congestion; in later years, parking enforcement, transit, downtown and neighbourhood traffic planning, traffic electrical operations, and special events traffic were added to the division’s manifold functional responsibilities.

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Series consists of photographs of streets in Vancouver taken by Engineering and outside photographers for traffic analysis purposes. Arranged into two subseries: Miscellaneous traffic management photographs and Intersection photographs.

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Photographs in this public records series have been assigned item numbers within the range(s): CVA 772-1 to CVA 772-1630

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