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Cairo Has No Traffic Lights by AndySerrano Cairo Has No Traffic Lights by AndySerrano
"Cairo Egypt Has No Traffic Lights and No Traffic Signs"

That's right. Cairo Has No Traffic Lights and No Traffic Signs. You share the streets with buses, cars, donkey carts, scooters, cycles, pedestrians and horse drawn carriages. It is an adrenaline rush simply crossing a street. I know this is not an artistic photo. However, in order to grasp this place, you need to see this photo of the traffic.

Cairo has a population of about 7.7 million people, while its metropolitan area has a population of about 17.285 million people.[1] Cairo is the sixteenth most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is also the most populous metropolitan area in Africa.[2]
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msalah-darwish Dec 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i drive very good there,,,,,,,,,,,,,hhhhhh
AndySerrano Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I noticed the drivers had no problem. It's just us foreigners who were frightened of it!
I love your picture. Is there any chance that you would give us permission to use it royalty free? I am a member of an academic department called the Middle East Institute at Georgia State University and we have a difficult time finding good photos royalty free that we can use for promotional purposes for our classes and degree programs. We would really like to use your image. We have a website: [link]
AndySerrano Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You may use the photo. I appreciate some kind of note which indicates the web address if possible. Thank you.
Thank you so much. Most of our promotional things are done with fliers and brochures, such as study abroad brochures. We post most of our fliers in Jpeg format on our website. If this is still acceptable to you I can send you the link when we upload that to the site. We also have a video that is created through our University that is used to promote our Major and we do use some photos in there. At this time I am not sure where your photo will be placed or if it will be used. However, if and when it is used I will give you the link to find it on our website and send you a copy of whatever brochure or flier it may have been used in.
It has also come to my attention that the links I have posted are not working so I will provide it to you here:
AndySerrano Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OK I understand. That's all fine with me.
Thank you so much,I will be sure to let you know if and when we use it.
Hi there Andy:wave:
with all due respect, Cairo DOES have Traffic lights and Traffic Signs! :giggle:
There are lots of places in Cairo though that seem a little of a mess. But to generalize and claim that all Cairo is a mess and a line of cars and donkeys and carts is not fair. I'm sorry you've seen only the ugly part, because Egypt has lots of beauty :)
I want to go out there now and take some pictures for all the traffic lights and signs in Egypt to prove you wrong :lol:
AndySerrano Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello Marwa,

You would know Cairo much more than I would, of course, you live there. I was not trying to insult Cairo with my observation. However, it is what I saw wherever I went. The drivers have a high degree of cooperation and sensitivity to each other in order to navigate through such a situation. Putting it into perspective, I'd rather drive through Cairo, with little nor no traffic lights, than to drive through Rome, which has traffic lights.

-- Andy
Thank you Andy!!
I understand you weren't trying to insult Cairo, I just felt it wasn't fair generalizing..Cairo is a great City and ppl are kind!

Hopefully next time when you come traffic would be better :iconflowerplz:
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