Traffic

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Traffic sounds like such a mundane problem, so everyday and so close to home — it’s often easy to overlook. This is precisely is why we selected it as one of our topics. We’ll examine several not-so-everyday academic and industry research that proposes large-scale, dramatic solutions to the traffic problem.

How Wikipedia around the World defines Traffic (add your language)

English: Traffic on roads may consist of pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel.

Spanish (Congestión vehicular): Road congestion concerns both the urban and interurban condition of a vehicular traffic that is congested due to an over-demand of the arteries, leading to increases in travel times and gridlock.

Chinese (交通): Traffic is the exchange transport of men and goods via tools (train, car, motor cycle, air plane etc.) or man power, but in the broader sense it also implies information exchange between men like post, telecommunication etc.

German: Traffic is the movement of persons, goods or news within a defined system. Entities are moved along edges of a network or on routes of a traffic infrastructure.

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