Great Western Road has always been a busy street, though it may look less congested 60 years ago than it does today.
In those days though, trams seem to have had right of way - despite what the traffic lights seem to be indicating in the image.
Still, this car driver has realised that when it comes to the road, the safest option is to not argue with bigger vehicles.
But as everyone rushes on to their destination, the only person who appears to have time to wonder why the photographer's taking the photo is the pedestrian.
Maybe they have the right idea for getting around the city even today.