(EE Journal): It doesn’t take an old-timer to notice that traffic in Santa Cruz sucks. The number of people has grown, and it’s still relying on the same old road network. While once it might have taken a half hour to get from Westside to Aptos, it can now take at least that long just to get to the freeway at the wrong time of day. For the most part, it’s faster to use a bicycle. Clearly, scaling has failed. Well, during rush hour anyway. Adapting to more users of the traffic resources can mean doing things very differently, a difficult thing in towns with a historical legacy and emotional appeal. You can’t just bulldoze the town and start over. Full Article
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