deponti (deponti) wrote,

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Traffic flow

This is a layperson's view. .... but to me, traffic flow resembles that of a fluid, the flow of which is studied by something called "fluid mechanics" ( I don't know if I am right)...and I see that in any situation where a volume of fluid has to go through a narrow area, and change direction, a swirl is what happens naturally, as the best solution for the fluid to emerge, moving in a different direction.

Then why have all the traffic "circles" in Bangalore been destroyed and why have the far-more-collision-prone (try two streams of fluids crossing each other) intersection model?

This was inspired by the traffic flowing around the circle at the Ashoka pillar in Jayanagar... I feel curves work for traffic flow, straight-line intersections don't.

jace...your comments please....
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