Monday, November 06, 2006
I'm fascinated by traffic patterns, from road-design to individual behavior to mass phenomena, it's all interesting. The local paper has The Road Warrior", who does a weekly column on some traffic topic. This week's column is about the daily backup on US-22 Westbound near Airport Rd. One friend of ours is always pissed off by these kinds of traffic jams that happen "for no reason". After all, if I'm delayed a half hour, I wanna see some carnage. Well, in the Road Warrior's column, he links to a cool web site on the science of traffic. I'll be reading that and performing some of the experiments soon. If only I could afford to rent a helicopter.