For months, even years, amateur astronomers, photographers, and anyone wanting the best possible view of today's solar eclipse have been planning trips into the phenomenon's path of totality. Now that it's over, all that's left are millions of grainy Instagram photos -- and a traffic nightmare that traces the same path as the eclipse's shadow.
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Video: Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica; all great reasons to visit Los Angeles that are unfortunately overshadowed by the city's overwhelming traffic and perpetually-gridlocked highways. But through the lens of Ralph & Randy's timelapse cameras, LA's traffic nightmare somehow looks like best reason to head to the US West Coast.
Okay, so we know following an alternate route on a GPS system like Google Maps can help us get to our destination quicker, partly by taking traffic into account.
But does it actually help traffic congestion overall during major event, like sporting matches? We ask the question, science has the answer.
Over half of the world's population live in cities, and rapid urbanisation is only expected to increase in the coming years. By 2050, large cities in the USA, China and India are predicted to see their populations increase by 33 per cent, 38 per cent and 96 per cent respectively. Population growth in cities means increasing demands on transport systems.
What health gains could be achieved if cities shifted from private car use to cycling and walking? What if a "compact city" model was promoted, where distances to shops and facilities, including public transport, are shorter and within walking distance?
The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world's most famous -- you've seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in LA. That all changed six months ago.
People in China have been trying to travel across the country for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday but some -- if tens of thousands of people can be considered just some -- have been stuck in one of the most insane human traffic jams in the world at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern China. CNN reports that 100,000 people were waiting earlier this week while 33,000 are still stuck as of Wednesday morning.
Beijing faces overcrowded roads and pollution that is constantly getting worse. Why? According to city officials, it's because of ride-sharing services, including Uber.
Fixing our cities’ transport woes remains one of the biggest challenges facing policy makers in Australia. Traffic congestion, transport emissions and booming urban populations are increasingly putting more pressures on governments’ budgets to deliver the infrastructure we need to meet our economic and mobility needs.
A few weeks ago LA unveiled a sweeping new transportation vision for the city that will swap car-centric planning with more transit, biking, and walking. But a different plan says getting people out of their cars is not the solution. What we really need, are more places for those cars to go. UNDERGROUND.
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.