By Hugo Britt, thomasnet.com; March 24, 2020
New York City traffic is legendary. For decades, Manhattan has been defined by its traffic snarl: impossibly slow travel times, lanes packed with cars, vans, taxis, and buses crawling forward amid a never-ending din of honking horns.
Recently, the situation has gotten worse. A report from the NYC Department of Transportation found that the average travel speeds are the slowest they have been in decades. Buses in Manhattan, for example, now average seven miles per hour, down from nine miles per hour in 1990. The cause has been linked to: