A New Look at the Traffic Management Problem and Where to Start

Traffic management is a major concern for cities around the world. The conventional traffic problem has been cast as a mismatch situation between supply and demand. We argue that this formulation is incomplete in that it admits solutions that ignore the impact on citizens all together, and hence unsustainable in the long run. In response, we propose a new formulation of the traffic management problem and outline focus areas while solving them for cities in developed and emerging geographies.

By: Biplav Srivastava

Published in: RI10014 in 2010


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