Braees paradox and traffic jam problem
This is a puzzling question: do not necessarily construct more freeways you reduce traffic jam in big cities. Know why reading this article (Portuguese)
It talks about a curious mathematic paradox known by “Braess Paradox”, motivated by an intention of Sao Paulo public government to extend Marginal freeway, always got stuck in rush hours.
It’s a long post but interesting to read specially if you like Science and Math.
To know more about Braess Paradox (Wikipedia):
English article that sustains this idea (Scientif American magazine):
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