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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 1:07 PM
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Historically it seems that in many larger cities people just shut themselves inside once it got dark out. Being outside at night could be a dangerous proposition. If we want to talk about a natural state of affairs I don't think large cities would really exist - we'd all be living in rural areas or at most small towns. Street lighting arose tackle a real issue.

There are probably lower density areas that could do well with some of the street lights (maybe not all) turned off after a certain time. Traffic is also a consideration, of course.
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