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Watch How A Traffic Accident Is Cleaned Up In This Timelapse

When a semi-trailer truck carrying a rig filled with toilet paper crashes into a bridge, what happens? A giant mess. A giant mess that someone has to clean up. This timelapse shows a city clean up crew picking up all the crap, repackaging it for another truck and getting the streets clean so that no one would know what’s going on.


Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic (If You Put Them In The Right Place)

The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war, with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding centimetres of precious asphalt while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here’s a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic.


Hackers Can Now Create Fake Traffic Jams

A couple of Israeli students figured out a way to create fake traffic jams using the popular, Google-owned Waze GPS app. And while it sounds silly at first, these kinds of infrastructure hacks could have serious consequences as we depend more and more on data to help us get around town.


5 Big New Projects Remaking Cities Into Havens For Pedestrians

Driving in the city sucks. There are other cars and buses and bikes and people — god, so many people. And cars — being heavy metal machines capable of moving at great speed — are also highly dangerous. Instead of trying to accommodate everyone in an unhappy medium, cities are increasingly designing streets for pedestrians over cars. Check these ambitious projects all over North America doing exactly that.


These Trippy Rorschach Landscapes Came From Surveillance Cameras

James Bridle is always up to something. Whether he’s drawing pictures of drone shadows or mapping out cities with balloons, the self-described writer, artist and publisher seems fascinated with the intersection of politics and geography. His latest project is no exception.


5 Of The Worst Traffic Jams In History

When not being used for poorly thought-out political revenge, traffic jams are making the lives of commuters suck on a daily basis. But sometimes, bad traffic can get spectacularly bad — even worse than fake traffic study bad. In honour of those times, we’ve collected some of the worst traffic jams in history.


Audi's Traffic Light Assistance Ensures You Never Hit A Red Light

The only thing more annoying than having to obey the speed limit when driving is having to frequently stop at red lights. So in a brilliant attempt to become the world’s awesomest automaker, Audi has created a new in-dash system that tells you how fast or slow you need to drive in order to hit as many green lights as possible.


More Than Half Of Internet Traffic Is Just Bots

People attribute a lot of annoying internet stuff to bots. Twitterbot followers, bots that sneak past spam filters, bots that send weird gibberish on messaging services. It sounds kind of tired, but maybe the situation is exactly as bad as everyone thinks.


Hypnotizing Video Somehow Reorganizes The Cars On The Road By Colour

There is no CG in this video and yet it messes with reality so much that it sure seems like it’s complete make believe. Instead, Cy Kuckenbaker simply removed and reorganised cars of the same colour to make it seem as if they were driving together in a group. It’s a hypnotising effect to see cars of the same colour driving as one fleet.


Turns Out Penguins Waddle In Groups Like Cars Move In Traffic

Penguins typically look pretty dumb as they waddle around on snow. But now a bunch of researchers has realised that, actually, they move an awful lot like cars in traffic.