Roads kill map:
an interactive map of worldwide traffic fatalities, including causes of death and levels of enforcement, created by the Pulitzer Center
. According to the WHO, road injuries are the 9th cause of death
worldwide, with 90% occuring in developing countries
where they are expected to rise to the 5th rank, "leapfrogging past HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
", due to growing traffic numbers and lax enforcement. (Via /.)
10 years ago
Metafilter discussed William Beaty's Traffic Wave
theories about why traffic jams happen. Since then he's conducted
that he says prove
regular drivers can help
stop them from happening. [more inside]
Conjestion charging hits london
£5 to take a car into the central zone
between 7am and 6.30pm Mon - Fri.
It's all the work of controversial mayor "Red" Ken Livingstone
Opinion is split: for
A small majority of Londoners seem in favour of it - traffic in London now is as slow as the days of the horse and cart!
Day one seems quiet
, though it is the school holidays!
Is this the answer?