If everyone had a car…we’d be in Los Angeles

(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / March 7, 2013)

(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / March 7, 2013)

Another one of those provocative ‘what if?’ videos from the BBC this morning, sitting somewhere between a GCSE level Geography video, a JG Ballard novel and a Volvo advert. Expect futuristic music, indeterminable blurs of light, honking big skyscrapers and speculative prototype moon buggies.

Which is nicely juxtaposed with an LA Times article from a few days ago. The city has a $410m traffic surveillance project to manage vehicle flow and control all 4,398 of it’s traffic lights. It’s the first in the US to do so, and has apparently seen driving speeds increase 16% and travel times drop 12%.  Except, no one thinks it’s done anything.

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