Friday, October 10, 2008

Understanding Traffic With Braess' Paradox And The Nash Equilibrium

Science proves more roads lead to more traffic.

See Wired: Study Says Closing Roads Might Cut Congestion. Huh?
In a counterintuitive study released last month, three scientists have discovered that drivers choosing between multiple routes to reach their destination the fastest can actually end up slowing everyone down. Limiting their options by closing off certain streets could actually reduce congestion.