Michael Jackson's not dead, his soul's alive and well and possessing the body of this awesome Filipino traffic cop.
You might not realize it when you've been trapped behind the same red light for five minutes, but traffic lights, when they're timed and tuned correctly, are actually pretty good at making traffic move. Really.
Most time-lapse videos work by capturing an object from one vantage point as the world changes around it. This remarkable time-lapse of the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City by photographer Rob Whitworth moves along with the Vietnamese city. And that — along with a roundabout that seems to beat like the heart of the city…
Mimes: What are they good for? Oh, so many things! They bring laughter and joy to everyone who encounters them. They help the white makeup industry stay financially afloat. Sometimes they make precious balloon animals. And most importantly, they know how to combat traffic in high-density urban areas, which is why…
Today is "Car Free Day" in the United States, which you probably celebrated by getting in your car and driving to work. It was "Car Free Day" in China yesterday and they celebrated with a giant traffic jam. I don't think it's working.
Russel Gonzalez was stranded on the wrong side of a five-lane Houston freeway back in 1997 when, suddenly, an aging brown Honda Accord pulled out behind him. The man inside spoke a few words in a heavy Nigerian accent, delivered Gonzalez safely to a gas station, and drove off. This month the man reappeared, once again…
IBM's "Commuter Pain 2011" survey doesn't look at the causes of congestion or offer any solutions. Too difficult. Instead, IBM merely asks people how they commute and how much their commute sucks. Congratulations Mexico City, you suck and you know it.
A massive wall of video screens displays real-time images from a network of cameras, while employees look at a million points of data on their own computers. It's Houston's other mission control, and they've now got a new tool to combat congestion: your Bluetooth device.
This is a queue of trucks in the Chungara–Tambo Quemado pass between Chile and Bolivia, crossing which is one of the few ways Bolivians can reach the Pacific Ocean since Bolivia became a landlocked country in 1883, after losing the War of the Pacific. The pass connects Bolivia’s Highway 4 with Chile’s Highway 11.
Getting caught in traffic sucks for everyone. So New York City Mayor Bloomberg and his crack team of engineers are working on a way to both monitor traffic and get you moving, involving more cameras and a lot of microwaves.
If you're wondering how road traffic's gonna slow you today, don't turn to Google Maps anymore—the site's killed its estimates. Not because it wasn't popular. It turns out those road calculations didn't exactly correlate to, you know, reality.
The shutdown of Los Angeles' Interstate 405 this weekend has led residents to dub the ensuing traffic nightmare "Carmegeddon." One option: JetBlue's $4 flights for the 37-mile trek from Long Beach to Burbank on Saturday. Betcha someone checks three bags.
Los Angeles will shut down the 405 for repairs, causing an apocalyptic nightmare that makes 2012 look like Must Love Dogs. To help spread the word they're asking celebs like Lady Gaga to tweet traffic alerts. Are we being Punk'd?
These police officers at the Cork Airport in Ireland have it all wrong. First they let 37-year-old Edmond Stapleton steal their SUV at knife-point, and then they let him chase them around the airport. Quick, someone cue up the Benny Hill Music.
There's a story about American-vs-Russian ingenuity that claims NASA spent millions developing a pen that can write upside down, while the Russians merely used a pencil. Though false, there's a truth to it evident in this video of Russians defeating a traffic jam.
Two guys waiting in stop-and-go traffic in Nashville capture an out of shape police officer running through cars in hot pursuit of a suspect. The results are predictably hilarious. [Gawker.TV]
Only about 4% of drivers decide to commit evasive actions when they see a police car turn up near them, and 13% slow down, according to a poll by KBB.com.
Road networks are the blood vessels of a modern city, and Libson's coastal orientation and traffic patterns create the perfect visualization for this metaphor. This work by Pedro Cruz immediately makes sense before you hear the full explanation for how he made The Blood Vessels in the traffic of Lisbon, but here it…
At some point in recent years, a ghost in the urban planning machine put up 700 rogue stop signs in Cranston, Rhode Island, (pop. 80,000; stop sign pop. 2,600). They're totally undocumented, and the city can't figure out where exactly they came from. But after an investigation by a specially appointed committee,…