February 23, 2012 8:47 PM Subscribe
Why are traffic lights in New Jersey horizontal in many cities and vertical in the suburbs?
posted by daninnj to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Camden, Elizabeth, Paterson. These and a few more cities in NJ have their lights on poles facing left-to-right, while suburban towns and smaller cities have lights top-to-bottom. There are exceptions such as Jersey City having vertical and Princeton having horizontal, but even if there's not a pattern here, what's the benefit of having lights horizontal vs. vertical?