EppsNet Archive: Traffic

Wrong Harvard

I asked Google for directions to CVS at Harvard Place, which is a local shopping area here in Irvine. Google provided directions to Cambridge, MA. The good news is that traffic is light so I should arrive in just under 48 hours. Read more →

I Think We Can Speed Up the Drive to Vegas

The I-15 to Las Vegas is mostly two lanes of traffic in either direction. This could work out okay if slower drivers stayed in the right lane but they don’t. You’ve got people driving at or below the speed limit in the left lane, which creates a blockade and jacks up the travel time. In Paul Epps’s America, the area between Barstow and Vegas would be patrolled by military-style helicopters and any vehicle being passed on the right would be taken out by a well-placed missile. “Wouldn’t that make things even slower?” my son asks. “Initially, it might. But think about the deterrent effect. I think you’d find that in a very short time, slower drivers would stay in the right-hand lane where they belong. Good question though. You ask a lot of great questions.” Read more →

Sandeep Hornblower

Even in an entire city full of motorists honking at one another, our driver this afternoon distinguished himself as the greatest horn blower since Horatio. We were stopped in traffic at red lights, and he’d still sound the horn a couple of times just to stay limbered up . . . Read more →

Crossing Streets in Bangalore aka Human Frogger

A photo by Rasidel Slika on Flickr Read more →