Pedestrian safety zone

17jun04safetyZone

Image from Los Angeles Public Library.

Trolley riders, as on this Los Angeles Railway line, had to wait in the street to board the car. Painted areas, sometimes with reflectors, warning lights and/or rubber signs near the ground were intended to guide vehicles away from the pedestrians.

In the background at the center right is a sign showing that Artie Shaw and his orchestra were playing “nitely.”

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