Nothing's As Beautiful As Hitting 55 Consecutive Green Lights In New York City

Driving in New York can be a pretty agonising experience — but then so can walking and biking. Still, in such a congested city, you're going to need to be either extremely lucky or extremely OK with breaking the speed limit if you want to hit even just two green lights in a row. But 55 green lights? That takes an act of god. Or, in one Reddit user's case, a late night and some very careful calculations.

At 3am one night, Tim Burke stayed between 45km/h and 53km/h — never once breaking the law, mind you — taking advantage of New York City's "green wave" system, in which lights are staggered by 10 seconds so cars going the speed limit can enjoy a smooth ride. But even with the system in place, it's rare to have the streets so clear of obstructions. So sit back and live vicariously through what will likely be the most life-affirming 6.5 minutes of your day. [Reddit via Gothamist]

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