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Kenya Is Suffering A 3-Day, 48 Kilometre Traffic Jam

Be grateful you’re not on the road from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya — because the route is suffering a traffic jam that’s reported to have lasted three days, stretching as far as 48km.

This Data Scientist Made A Map Of Every Single US Traffic Death In The Last Decade 

Statistics about traffic fatalities don’t always have the power to shock most people. Huge numbers — like 373,377, the number of people in the US who died in traffic between 2004 and 2013, for example — are difficult for our brains to really comprehend.

Waze Is Missing A Huge Opportunity To Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed — one covered in a mudslide — and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.

China Has Some Of The Most Insane Traffic Jams On This Planet

Hell. Pain. Agony. Anger. Madness. To the point where you just start punching your steering wheel and try to rip off your car’s roof and scream until your forehead and neck veins burst and then cry like a crazy person. That’s what it must feel like going through this insane traffic jam just outside of Beijing, China. A checkpoint on the other side of the toll booth caused this ridiculousness to happen.

Can One Day Without Cars Really Change Our Travel Habits?

It is said that on average, we take 66 days to form a new habit. So when an initiative sets out to change our habits in just 24 hours, there’s cause for scepticism. World Car-Free Day aims to do just that. The thought is that by closing city centres to cars for one day a year, people will make a long-term switch to alternative modes of transport and help us to address the many problems caused by our dependence on cars.

I Can't Wait To Ride In These Autonomous Drone Taxis

We keep hearing how technology will eventually solve the problem of vehicular traffic for good. Self-driving cars will only get us halfway to that future — they’re still cars, clogging up our roads, speeding down our freeways. The personal mobility future that I’m waiting for includes autonomous drone taxis that can sail high over the city, delivering me safely to my destination.

Hands On: Fonzarelli 125 Electric Scooter

With retro styling hiding cutting edge technology, the Fonzarelli is Australia’s first all electric scooter that promises to end your addiction to fossilized dinosaur juice. But is the latest amped up version good enough to replace a traditional moped?

Some Police Think Google's Waze App Helps Would-Be Cop Killers

Waze’s community-curated real-time traffic network includes keeping tabs on nearby five-o, and cops aren’t very happy about it. They are claiming it makes it easier to stalk the police.

This Street Has No Lanes, Signals Or Signs -- And It's Safer For It

Imagine a street where pedestrians, bikes and cars peacefully coexist without any posted regulations or official roadway technology. Is this some autonomous car utopia of the near-future? Nope. This is a globally proven design for safer streets, which is finally making its way to the US.

Zurich Installed 4500 Street Sensors To Count Every Car In The City

Congestion pricing — the implementation of high tolls to keep cars out of congested downtown areas — is one of the most effective ways to reduce traffic and emissions. Zurich’s plan goes above and beyond that, using a network of sensors to track the number of cars that enter its downtown and prevent more cars from entering until congestion has subsided.

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