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Choices made today may lock in the city’s future for a century, The City Fix says.
Weak governance is partly to blame for hours-long traffic jams that can form well outside normal rush hours, The Economist reports.
All ill-planned bus-rapid transit network in India’s capital aggravated motorists by increasing traffic and delays, The Hindu reports.
Some residents worry about a traffic nightmare as Mayor Eric Garcetti pushes car alternatives, the New York Times reports.
Tolls on cars entering the city center may be the only way to alleviate gridlock that turns Bangalore into a rush-hour parking lot, Urb.im reports.
Awards worth US$20,000 will go to Indonesians ages 18 to 35, according to the New Cities Foundation, a cosponsor.
Canada’s largest city will analyze statistics about traffic flow to better gauge how it can relieve congestion, the Globe and Mail reports.
Information relayed from drivers’ smartphones would enable traffic lights to adjust to changing weather and traffic conditions in real time, The Local Denmark reports.
Under-investment contributes not only to traffic gridlock but also reduced productivity, a World Bank analyst says.
The only vehicles to be permitted in Madrid’s city center would be those owned by residents who live there and motorcycles and delivery trucks during limited hours, Streetsblog USA reports.
To ease congestion in Phnom Penh, Japan is teaming with the city to install “smart” traffic lights that can be controlled remotely, Next City reports.
An annual survey of global traffic congestion offers insights that may be helpful to city planners, Forbes reports.
The new mayor of Paris plans to reduce traffic to a crawl citywide to dissuade people from driving, the World Streets blog reports.
Carlo Ratti writes in Project Syndicate that self-driving cars would make more efficient use of automobiles and decrease traffic congestion.
In Bangalore and other cities in the state of Karnataka, streets are too congested for full-size ambulances, reports the Times of India.
According to the consumer group U. S. PIRG, the typical American has reduced car trips by eight percent since 2004.
In Stockholm, the share of non-motorized travel jumped by 11 percent in just two years, according to a recent report by the European Environment Agency.