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CGP Grey “The Simple Solution to Traffic” https://youtu.be/iHzzSao6ypE
ASAPscience “How Not To Get Stuck In Traffic” https://youtu.be/APkpiO0QQ_k

Book recommendation! “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do” by Tom Vanderbilt http://amzn.to/2durlGP

References:
INRIX 2015 traffic stats: http://inrix.com/scorecard/key-findings-us/

Couzin, Iain D., and Nigel R. Franks. "Self-organized lane formation and optimized traffic flow in army ants." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 270.1511 (2003): 139-146.

Fourcassié, Vincent, Audrey Dussutour, and Jean-Louis Deneubourg. "Ant traffic rules." Journal of Experimental Biology 213.14 (2010): 2357-2363.

Hönicke, C., P. Bliss, and R. F. A. Moritz. "Effect of density on traffic and velocity on trunk trails of Formica pratensis." The Science of Nature 102.3-4 (2015): 1-9.

Larson, Richard C. "There’s More to a Line than its Wait." Technology Review 91.5 (1988): 60-67.

Maister, David H. The psychology of waiting lines. Harvard Business School, 1984.

Perna, Andrea, et al. "Individual rules for trail pattern formation in Argentine ants (Linepithema humile)." PLoS Comput Biol 8.7 (2012): e1002592.

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