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Video of San Francisco Tram Ride-1905 watch

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    Is it just me or do all the men take abnormally long strides when walking??
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    Lol, they even do that thing - trying to cross a road only after seeing a car driving down.
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    (Original post by quadruple_twist)
    Is it just me or do all the men take abnormally long strides when walking??
    I've sort of noticed that too, at the beginning. Maybe that's how people walked back in the day. But, it doesn't look bad though- I think it looks rather smart.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    My point was, not everyone from then is dead :p:
    I doubt there's that many 105 year olds about, and they won't be for long anyway.
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    I like how everyone is dressed smartly. They had style back then :hat:
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    (Original post by GIR)
    I've sort of noticed that too, at the beginning. Maybe that's how people walked back in the day. But, it doesn't look bad though- I think it looks rather smart.
    Its to do with the frame rate, if you look at the majority of old footage it looks like their either in slightly fast forward and taking huge strides.
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    Very interesting

    I've seen modern day CCTV cameras that are of a poorer quality than that video! :O
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    (Original post by Trouser Snake)
    There's got to have been a lot of flattened people back them, some definitely have a death wish playing chicken with the trams and traffic.
    You'd probably be surprised how few accidents occurred. In fact, that's more or less the ideal that the shared spaces movement seeks to bring back to urban areas. The general thinking is that people tend to take more responsibility for their own safety when they're not stewarded around by masses of sign-posts, crossings, lanes and barriers and both drivers and pedestrians exercise better judgement.
 
 
 
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