Posts Tagged ‘coordination’

Ban the Traffic Light?

August 11, 2012

by Gene Callahan

Joseph Fetz’s blog¬†alerted me to an interesting video comparing the same intersection in New Zealand on a day when its traffic light was out versus the next day with the light back in operation. The video certainly illustrates the fact that people’s ability to achieve spontaneous order can be greater than one might suspect at first: many people would guess that the day without the light would be chaotic by comparison to the one with it, but traffic actually seems to flow better with the light off. Read the rest of this entry »

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