Why some cities are more prone to traffic than others


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and takes a look at why some cities are more prone to traffic than others.

One answer has to do with the city’s resilience, which is how well the city is able to absorb, recover from, and adapt to disruptions or adverse events.

Improving the resilience of a city would reduce the functionality lost by a disruptive event and thereby reduce congestion and gridlock.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: A. Ganin et al. Resilience and efficiency in transportation networks. Science Advances.