It Happened Today in New York City
On January 14, 1966, at 6am, Madison and Fifth Avenues were both changed from two-way traffic patterns to one-way. There had been much planning and debate on the subject of the change. Ultimately, the conversion occurred seven weeks ahead of schedule in order to relieve traffic congestion brought about by the transit workers’ strike which had begun two weeks earlier. To this day, Madison Avenue is northbound and Fifth Avenue is southbound.
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