Northern Virginia rush hour

2/1973

Taken in February 1973 by Yoichi Okamoto, a photographer for the Documerica project, this picture of rush hour traffic on Shirley Highway in the Northern Virginia suburbs illustrated the need to plan for increased automobile traffic in urban areas. The Environmental Protection Agency created Documerica in 1971 to record subjects of environmental concern.

National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency


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