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Topics:  William Eno


The New York Times
December 5, 1909

New Traffic Rules Successfully Tested During King Manuel's Visit.

Special Cable to The New York Times.

PARIS, Dec. 4.—Municipal Guards have been on duty this week in the Rue de la Paix as aids to the Sergeants de Ville in testing some of the traffic rules recommended by W. P. Eno, who, by the way, left Paris for New York a day or two after his interview on this subject with the Prefect of Police.

The presence of the tall, well-uniformed guards on horseback in the most fashionable shopping street of the city is impressive and picturesque.  It was a simple coincidence that this innovation was made simultaneously with the arrival of young King Manuel at Paris.

The Rue de la Paix has witnessed during the week more than the usual striking movement of brilliant equipages.  This has been due to the presence of the King at the Hotel Bristol, his frequent goings and comings, and the number of distinguished persons, official and other, who have called upon him.

There is every reason to believe that the experimental system of facilitating street traffic will be speedily extended to other principal thoroughfares, first in the vicinity of the Opéra and the Madeleine, and then to the great arteries connecting the faubourgs with the centre of the city.

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