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Solving traffic

Treadmill roads at lights and highways!

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Double deckers seems like a good idea but its unsafe
so lets move on to the next idea that is also popular...
expand the metro rail.. also not a good idea since eventually it would be just as dirty and unsafe which people wont like to take, how us Miami people are of course.
The issue with traffic is that when you're at a light not all cars accelerate at the same time therefore causing backup and affecting the amount of cars to pass. Instead roads should be places on a treadmill system in which lets say the road is 500 ft but the treadmill would move these cars to the next road within 30 seconds of the light being green so all cars in the 250 ft of the road (the section where the treadmill was built) would move these cars forward, left or right. At this point cars would move through quicker

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Thanks Gioanny - You solution is interesting, but wouldn't the cars just pile up in a different place? I'd like to know more about something else you said, "expand the metro rail.. also not a good idea since eventually it would be just as dirty and unsafe which people wont like to take, how us Miami people are of course." I'm intrigued by this comment - it implies Miami people will allow it to be dirty and unsafe, and at the same time wont take it - surely if Miami people won't like it to be dirty and unsafe they will find a way to make it clean and safe? It works OK in New York to have trains / metro - why not Miami? Let me know more about this - I think it will help reveal more about the psychology of the city! Thanks, Katie - one of the facilitators here.