In August, 2010, there was a 100km long traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway that lasted for 10 days. It was caused by road works designed to ease congestion dangerousroads.org/around…
Henry IV of France was assassinated after his coach got stuck in traffic. His second wife had just been crowned Queen of France. Her coronation had caused the congestion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Today I learned about β€œpico y placa” or β€œpeak and plate” which was started in BogotΓ‘, Colombia. It’s a driving restriction policy aimed to mitigate traffic congestion. Only license plates with certain numbers can drive on pre-established days and during peak hours. wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_y…
Today I learned of a new type of traffic intersection that has been shown to prevent traffic accidents and decrease traffic congestion called the diverging diamond exchange jalopnik.com/the-divergin…
The Los Angeles Freeway System was never finished. There was supposed to be a freeway going through Beverly Hills which is where the worst traffic congestion is now in LA totally-la.com/unfinished…
In Singapore, a $17,000 Mitsubishi car is sold at $104,000 due to taxes and fees imposed on the automotive industry by the Singaporean government, in an effort to limit traffic congestion and air pollution. dollarsandsense.sg/no-non…
The adoption of the E-ZPass, a highway toll transponder, in the northeast United States resulted in an interesting health benefit, about a 10% drop in preterm infant birth and low birth weight in areas near tollbooths, due to lower traffic congestion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Z…
On the day of the High School final exam in Korea, government workers can arrive one hour late to reduce traffic congestion, motorists can’t honk their horns near exam venues, and flight schedules are altered. Police, taxis and motorcyclists offer free rides to students who need them. korea4expats.com/article-…
Google gives its live traffic feeds by using anonymous cell phone data; they collect the speed at which phones are moving and use it to indicate traffic congestion googlesystem.blogspot.com…
The 1955 Le Mans finished as normal and didn't stop after the disaster in which 83 spectators were killed. This was to prevent traffic congestion and allow emergency crews in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
Building new freeways and widening roads INCREASES traffic congestion. wired.com/2014/06/wuwt-tr…
There are $10,000 solar powered traffic robots with built in cameras on the streets of Kinshasa, Congo to combat the city's congestion thisisafrica.me/the-traff…
Smart traffic lights of the future will communicate and control self drive cars to optimize flow and reduce congestion citylab.com/commute/2014/…
Belgium is the country with the worst traffic congestion. The U.S.A. comes in at 13th worldwide. inrix.com/scorecard/
Because of heavy traffic congestion, Julius Caesar banned all wheeled vehicles from Rome during daylight hours sciencenews.org/article/a…
If traffic is already congested, then merging late from a closing lane actually reduces back-ups and increases traffic flow. Done safely, the "zipper method" of merging lessens roadway congestion. dot.state.mn.us/trafficen…
Carpool lanes may actually increase traffic congestion and not alleviate it lao.ca.gov/2000/010700_ho…
In 2001, an artist named Richard Ankrom took it upon himself to fix a mistake on an overhead sign on the 110 Freeway by creating his own I-5 North sign and even installing it himself in order to ease the confusion and traffic congestion around the section. [10:00] youtu.be/Clgl63CWOkM
Due to worst congestion, cost of wasted fuel and time cost Americans $121 billion in 2011. Driver's on Cross Bronx Expressway (NYC highway) waste more than six days in traffic every year. businessinsider.com/the-1…
Traffic congestion in Bangkok is so bad, that Thai Traffic Police have a unit of officers trained in basic midwifery in order to assist deliveries that don't reach the hospital in time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Traffic congestion on the highway begins psychologically - people are afraid that they'll die with more people on the road, so they slow to a crawl. straightdope.com/columns/…
Kuala Lumpur has a 6 mile, 43 ft dia, stormwater drainage tunnel that is also used as a motorway. Opened in 2007, cost $515 mil US to build, carries 38,000 vehicles daily, and will prevent $1.58 Bln in flood damage and $1.26 Bln in traffic congestion savings over its first 30 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMA…
Downtown London is a Congestion Charge zone where drivers pay Β£10 per day in order to reduce traffic tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/…
Traffic congestion has improved nationwide for three years inrix.com/scorecard/defau…
Calgary trailed a system that would report live traffic congestion conditions on its based on unique signatures from phones with bluetooth enabled. calgary.ca/Transportation…

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