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Old 03-20-2014, 09:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
*For every dollar not spent on traffic light synchronization the US loses $62 ,in 1988 dollars.
*For every dollar spent on traffic light synchronization the US saves $62,in 1988 dollars.
*Audi would save $9.3.
*Traffic engineers could save $62.
*With traffic engineers,200-million automobiles @ 16.8 mpg.
*With 7-yr-olds designing traffic infrastructure,200-million automobiles @ 28 mpg.
I think the takeaway from this is that it does not matter how good the green light predictive system is if the traffic system is not properly timed/engineered/designed it won't help much. Yet with a decently integrated traffic design everyone benefits whether or not they have an added distraction cuing them into how fast they should drive to hit the next green.

Just timing the lights to roll along with the speed limit does quite a bit even the roads are nearing full capacity.

I too would like your source (not doubting it just sounds like it may be an interesting read/study)


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