Unravelling The Mystery Of Traffic

Michael Cassidy turns the mysteries of congestion and tailgating into science.
June 12, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Michael Cassidy is part of a small cadre of mathematicians and civil engineers dedicated to studying today's congestion in the hope of improving tomorrow's freeways... He was interested in the phenomenon of 'breakdown,' which occurs when traffic flow suddenly congeals for no apparent reason, converting a minor bottleneck into a full-fledged jam."

Thanks to ITS Berkeley

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Published on Sunday, June 6, 2004 in The Sacramento Bee
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