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Friday, September 26, 2014

Very San Francisco: The Relaxing Sounds of Traffic

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM

click to enlarge Ah, nothing  like being lulled to sleep by the sounds of sedans heading north on HWY 101. - YOUTUBE
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  • Ah, nothing like being lulled to sleep by the sounds of sedans heading north on HWY 101.

There are some things that just give you away as San Franciscan: the fact you always wear layers when going outside during the Summer (even when you're visiting friends in L.A.), being excited when a restaurant wait is only 30 minutes, and needing the "relaxing" sounds of traffic to fall asleep. And for those who need to hear the sound of rubber on pavement to drift into dreamland, there's a new YouTube video for you.

When we came across this video we chuckled to ourselves, we guess traffic sounds really are the urban equivalent of crickets on a country night. The nearly two-hour video shot from the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge films the sights and sounds of the cars whooshing by as night envelops the City. We didn't watch the whole thing, but from what we viewed, the cars do almost sound like a white-noise machine. Dare we say it, it was somewhat relaxing to listen to.

If you're having trouble falling asleep tonight, here it is:

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Mollie McWilliams

Mollie McWilliams

Mollie is the Web Editor and has been with SF Weekly since 2010.


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