Traffic jams are not just a game of patience; they are an economic loss - not to mention a drain on fuel and generator of needless emissions. But there seems to be no alternative to the car. The solution? A highly capable mass transit network is important. Car journeys into the city can be replaced by micromobility solutions and autonomous robot taxis will render many car journeys within the city unnecessary.
Surely everyone has experienced a phantom traffic jam. For minutes at a time, all vehicles are stationary, before they start moving again in a stop-and-go manner and normal traffic flow is resumed. However, there are no signs of what might have caused the traffic jam to occur. The bitter truth is that the people responsible for traffic jams of this kind are the drivers themselves.