The coronavirus pandemic has made some of the US’s most bustling cities eerily quiet. As cities like New York City and Los Angeles adopt increasingly drastic measures to combat the spread of the virus, normally packed streets and highways are practically deserted. San Francisco’s streets have emptied out after the […]
To use a neti pot safely, make sure you’re filling it with distilled or properly sterilized water to avoid possible infection. After filling the neti pot, tilt your head sideways and pour the liquid into one nostril and wait for it to exit through the other nostril, ideally carrying any […]
Congestion charging should be introduced in Australia’s largest cities, as Grattan Institute’s latest report shows. Our analysis also finds that the people who commute to the Melbourne and Sydney CBDs by driving are two to three times as likely to earn six-figure salaries as other Australian workers. One of the […]
From headaches to back pain, many ailments can be treated quickly and effectively at home. To treat a headache, try taking ibuprofen. Ginger may combat nausea. Many people deal with irritating everyday ailments of some kind, such as headaches, nosebleeds, congestion, and back pain. Treating these annoying afflictions, however, doesn’t […]
Uber has sued New York City to block a cap on new ride-hailing vehicle licenses. The company says it supports a living wage for drivers, but that the cap will not have the intended effect of fighting congestion. Earlier this month, Lyft sued to block the implementation of a new […]
Sydney’s transport system fell over this morning, leaving thousands of passengers stranded in wet weather. There were major delays across the city, including a 8km queue along the City West Link just before 8am. A motorbike accident exacerbated the issue. Transport officials have blamed wet weather and staff calling in […]
According to a report conducted by transportation analyst Bruce Schaller, ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft are actually making traffic worse rather than reducing it – contrary to the companies’ claims. Ride hailing services have caused an overall 160% increase in driving on city streets. Overall ride-hailing passengers increased […]
Traffic congestion is increasingly becoming a global issue, with drivers spending nearly 50% of their driving time in traffic in some cities around the world. Increasing congestion means increased costs for drivers, with United States drivers alone spending almost $US300 billion on traffic-related costs last year according to USA Today. […]
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[credit provider=”Flickr / Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3109550658/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] In 2011, traffic jams cost the United States $121.2 billion, according to a Texas A&M Transportation Institute study.Of that figure, only $2.7 billion paid for the 2.9 billion gallons of fuel wasted by idling vehicles.