June 28, 2010
The Real Costs of Traffic Jams, Big and Small
Despite several years growing up knowing Detroit traffic, living in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and New York City, and regularly visiting Chicago, now that I live in a smaller city in a low population state, I apparently forgot easily what real traffic is like. As I was moving three miles over forty minutes on 696 approaching Evergreen Rd (Detroit Area), I was reminded of a blog post about a paper a while back related to the externalities of traffic jams.
I also was reminded of another externality as my five-year-old son did the potty dance in the back seat as we crawled toward the next exit. Thankfully, the only externality was a little stress for both us, as he handled himself brilliantly until we reached the Kroger.
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