Archive for the ‘Traffic’ Category

Cars leaving the front of a traffic jam move more slowly than those entering the back of it

August 22, 2007

“Cars leaving the front of a traffic jam move more slowly than those entering the back of it.  That’s why as you watch a traffic jam on television, it moves backward up the highway.  And that’s why jams are not easily dispelled.”

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki