Much thanks to the Freakanomics
guys who blog at the NYTimes website for this fascinating link on traffic jams.They noted this
story from New Scientist
about traffic jams and how they are caused. I expect this kind of research could do a lot to help cities program their traffic lights. For cities like Winnipeg who can't program their traffic lights yet, it's just hypothetically interesting.Please watch the video on the New Scientist site. It will explain to you what happens around Confusion Corner at 4;30 PM almost every weeknight of the year.