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By Frank Passic

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1967 TRAFFIC STUDY

Morning Star, July 10, 2016, pg. 4

If your Albion High School class is having a reunion this summer, why not have copies of my books "Growing Up in Albion," and "Albion in Review" available for purchase at your event? Contact me at (517) 629-5402, or Albionfp@hotmail.com to make arrangements. There are lots of memorable photographs in these two books your classmates would really enjoy.

Perhaps you have noticed that some of our traffic signal lights in town arenít working properly as they should be. This time it was on purpose. The state is doing a traffic study to see if we could have "lesser" signals at particular intersections in town. Those "signal under study" signs that have been erected to alert the drivers what is up ahead. I find the full 4-way stop at Five Points the most controversial. Perhaps they ought to study it in September when nearby Harrington School is back in session following a three year hiatus. We also wonder why they didnít include the signal at N. Albion St. and Austin Avenue, and that pesky "long as possible red" on Erie St. at Superior St. People often turn left onto Ionia St. just to avoid that Erie-Superior intersection as a result.

Traffic studies here are nothing new. From our Historical Notebook this week we present a June 2, 1967 photo featuring officials standing by a traffic study "counter" to determine traffic levels on particular streets in town. This survey was sponsored by the Automobile Club of Michigan with the blessing of the Albion City Council. A long hose was run across the street and each time a car went over it, the counter would include that vehicle in the count. On one such counter in the southern part of town, someone stole the hose.

Standing from left to right are: AAA local manager Hugh Malott; Albion Police Chief Carl Hatch in the center; and Charles E. Gordon, supervisor of the traffic research division of AAA. Below is a counter with the AAA emblem. How many of our readers remember these counters?


AAA Traffic Survey June 2, 1967: Hugh Malott, Chief Carl Hatch, Charles E. Gordon

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