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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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Construction for the new CBD and South East Light Rail network with start near Sydney's The Rocks region on 11 March and continue for the rest of 2016, Transport for NSW has announced. This means traffic changes for the area. Here is everything you need to know.

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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.

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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.