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What Causes Traffic Jams? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

The average American commuter spends 38 hours a year stuck in highway traffic. Even worse news, 36 of those hours are spent stuck next to that guy in the Plymouth Vega with the rolled down windows whose still blasting "Gangham Style" on the 19 of his 36 speakers.

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Thousands of Brooklyn residents can now confirm that the Barclay's Center has indeed impacted our lives -- often far too literally. Cars speed through our side streets, causing traffic and accidents, not to mention a complete absence of parking spaces. The empty promises that fans would ride the rails are now broken promises.

Improving Your Commute, One (Smarter) City At A Time

Naveen Lamba | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Naveen Lamba

Whether you live in Northern Virginia like me, New York, Nairobi, or Nice, road congestion and the ensuing traffic jams aren't just inconvenient; they can impede economic growth and impact the environment. Imagine how much more productive people are when they're not stuck in their cars or on the bus several hours per day. The good news is that help is on the way.

New Orleans to unveil Claiborne expressway options in September

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the August 5, 2013 edition.) In community meetings last winter and spring, New Orleans reside...

Debunking the Myths of Highway Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

American drivers recognize that our highways are in immediate need of major overhaul or reconstruction. But there's a bigger structural problem beneath our crumbling roadways: our method of funding highway infrastructure is broken.

Rolling Through Traffic

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Shana Sigmond

Moviemaking, in the end, is visual storytelling. Designing spaces -- what I do now -- is largely the same thing. And I couldn't do it without having done what I did in film.

Horn OK Please

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

These are the famous words you will see etched on the back of trucks in India, across the length and breadth of the country.

It's Time to Address New York's Growing Gridlock

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Today, congestion is costing the New York region more than $13 billion a year in lost productivity from time spent in traffic jams, wasted fuel, higher operating costs, and vehicle maintenance.

Homeless Man Dies After Being Hit By Mercedes On K Street

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. homeless man died after a Mercedes hit him on K Street, D.C. police said. At around 10:00 p.m. on May 16, Dereck Audrey start...

D.C. Speed Cameras Collected How Much?!

Posted 05.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 speed cameras in the District have issued $29.5 million in tickets since the current fiscal year began seven months ago, acco...

Old Washington Traffic Jam on Pennsylvania Avenue

Ghosts of DC | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC
Ghosts of DC

Check out this awesome photo that we dug up through a little Googling. Think traffic is bad today? This looks nasty.

And The City With The Worst Traffic Is...

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Samuel Weigley | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Last year, the average American driver wasted 38 hours sitting in traffic. While the occasional traffic jam inconveniences most dr...

10 Of The Worst Traffic Cities In The United States

www.babble.com | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel

While traveling through cities in the United States, wouldn't it be great if you could pin-point where the worst traffic was? There is nothing I loath...

GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Los Angeles Gets 'In Sync' to Address Traffic

Jan Perry | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Los Angeles is one of the most populated cities in the nation. It's a city of 12 million plus vehicles and, at times, it can feel like all 12 million are trying to get to the same place at the same time. In fact, across the country, Los Angeles has become synonymous with gridlock.

New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...

'Green News Report' - February 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

I Am Car-Less in Los Angeles

Vivian Liao | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

I gave up my car last July. Yes, you read that right. And it's been seven months of car-less bliss. continue to bike/bus/walk/hitch rides to get around.

Caught in the Red Lightmare

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.10.2013 | San Francisco
Gini Graham Scott

Have you ever gotten a ticket because a webcam snapped you going through a red light? Do you know anyone who experienced this?

Time to Abandon the "Post-Apocalyptic Unlivable Hellscape" That Is Beijing?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

Considering that Beijing's plans for addressing the record levels of air pollution, 45 times the recommended safety levels, were greeted with little enthusiasm, this blogger would like to offer another one: time to abandon Beijing.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Hawaii's Train to the Future

Laura Barrett | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Laura Barrett

The path to a walkable, livable urban future is filled with hurdles. Take, for instance, the public transit battle being waged in Hawaii.

Driving in Kenya -- What's the Limit?

Donatella Lorch | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Donatella Lorch

As soon as he turned 18, my son Nico declared he was getting a driver's license. Nothing unusual there, but I have to admit, I hesitated. Nairobi is not exactly suburban Maryland.

The Real Los Angeles Nightmare: Dating

David Wygant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

With the next cool person you meet, make an effort, see what happens, see if your life changes... See if you meet somebody that absolutely blows you away.

A Grand Bargain for Roads

Ron Davis | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Traffic policy is, admittedly, unsexy. But the potential for saving many billions of dollars and thousands of lives demands serious attention and action.