Monthly Archives: September 2005

Traffic Flow Dynamics

For better or worse, I find the whole topic of traffic flow management strangely interesting. So, I was delighted to stumble upon William Beaty’s article describing Physics For Bored Commuters, which describes ways you can influence the stop-go nature of cars in heavy traffic, once you are aware of the underlying processes at work.

Looking forward to trying it next time I’m caught in a jam…

(And if you enjoyed that article, you’ll also enjoy this one.)

Another cool Google Maps hack

People continue to find new ways to explore Google Map’s public API. Today, I came across this site:

It lets you measure the walking (or cycling) distance between any two points in the city, simply by double-clicking all the significant direction changes along the router. Simple, but effective.