The True Cost of Stop Signs

TED, the Technology, Entertainment and Design series, is a thought-provoking series of discussions by a constellation of thinkers. This TED Talk considered traffic flow and stop signs, putting a dollar figure to sitting around. Their proposal? This "Take Turns" sign. » 5/04/10 12:30pm 5/04/10 12:30pm

Want Clearer Roads? Shut Some Of Them Down

A recently completed study titled "The Price of Anarchy in Transportation Networks: Efficiency and Optimality Control" is throwing water in the face of conventional traffic flow theory, claiming fewer choices in route may lead to smoother traffic flow. The study posits that the choices made by individual drivers in an… » 10/10/08 1:40pm 10/10/08 1:40pm