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    Hamilton Traffic

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    The Birdcage is a popular landmark in Bermuda which is at the junction of Front Street and Queen Street in Hamilton city. This is Heyl's Corner, which was named for an American southerner, J. B. Heyl, who operated a nearby apothecary in the 1800s.

    My 1963 photo shows it being used by a Bermuda policeman to direct traffic.

    The Birdcage (which has nothing to do with birds - it was named after its designer, Michael "Dickey" Bird.) was built because the traffic during the peak hours often came to halt due to heavy jams.

    But today, the Birdcage is just a tourist attraction. Traffic lights are now in use to regulate traffic. So if you see a policeman here, he's probably posing for the tourists.The most photographed sight in Bermuda-the Birdcage. The policemen (called a bobby like in England) will be wearing regulation Bermuda shorts.

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    Bus Headquarters

    by grandmaR Written May 27, 2003

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    The best deal in Bermuda is the bus pass. We got the three day pass - Weds, Thurs, and Friday. We walked up into Hamilton Wednesday morning and got the tickets and a schedule at the main terminal. The current (2003) rates (which also include the ferries) for an adult are:

    1-Day Transportation Pass (All Zones)$11.00
    3-Day Transportation Pass (All Zones)$23.00
    7-Day Transportation Pass (All Zones)$36.00

    All Bermuda bus stops are marked by poles painted - like the buses - in pink and blue. If no passengers are waiting to get on or off at a particular stop, the bus driver will not stop. If the pole by the bus stop is PINK, the bus will be traveling towards the city of Hamilton. If the pole is BLUE, the bus will be traveling away from Hamilton. Pay attention to this because since they drive on the left in Bermuda, you will not be waiting for the bus on the side that you expect.

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