Stop and Go

Ascher, Kate
November 2005
Atlantic;Nov2005, Vol. 296 Issue 4, p60
The article analyzes a study which reports that each day, more than 1 million automobiles drive into New York City. From 1982 to 2000, the number of street miles traveled within the city's borders rose by 45%. Technology and planning have made New York's street system more complex and orderly than at any other time in the city's history. Drawing on continual studies of shifting traffic patterns, the city regularly remodels its intersections to ensure a smoother flow and to suit local conditions.


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