Archive | January, 2016


Why Adding More Lanes Only Makes Traffic Worse

Because North Carolina is widening the southern stretch of I-40 that runs to Cary, we wondered: will adding more lanes reduce traffic? This is important because the population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary area is expected to double in the next 10 years. Many people say that the only way to handle that traffic is to add […]

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With All This Traffic, How Then Should We Merge?

Recently we’ve come across opinions about the best way to merge into traffic from the News & Observer, Lifehacker, Ars Technica, and The New York Times. Specifically, the question is what to do when traffic is congested and you’re in a lane that is ending. Should you try to merge immediately, even if there are […]

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The Best Local Raleigh Instagram Accounts

Remember how people use to talk about Facebook or Twitter before they became mainstream? That’s where we are with Instagram. It’s a social network that specializes in photos, and is a great way to learn more about the world. Unlike Facebook and Twitter you can’t post links, articles, essays, or rants. Just photos. That makes […]

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How Einstein’s Shirts Influence Your Driving Music Today

In prehistoric times when cavemen clamored into the very first automobiles they encountered a vexing question: what should they listen to? Since then the question has become more complex as radio stations, CDs, iPods, and now streaming music services have only multiplied our options. There are so many choices that by the time you’ve figured […]

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