The Barnes Dance

The Barnes Dance (HM2HXR)

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N 39° 44.808', W 104° 59.521'

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—Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

The first traffic signal with a pedestrian "walk" component was installed here by Henry Barnes in 1952. The resultant diagonal crossing pattern was reminiscent of a square dance colloquially known as "the Barnes Dance."

Barnes stated, "The time had come to give the pedestrian a 30 to 70% chance of getting across the street alive."
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Placed ByWalk of Fame International
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Date Added Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 500683 N 4399655
Decimal Degrees39.74680000, -104.99201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.808', W 104° 59.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 48.48" N, 104° 59' 31.26" W
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