Is there only one way to skin this cat? *

Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

What’s the message that we read out of this?  Namely, that if we think about it we see in operation here a truly smart transportation system. All those skilled people with best possible field of vision and plenty of experience in sorting out their own problems millisecond by millisecond. Kind of makes me wonder how anyone could do as well with that with ICT.

Cities are not smart. People are smart (if you only let them).

Thanks Rob. That’s a great piece of work. Just what we need to broaden our thinking on the best ways to obtain safe streets. (And warm thanks to Dave Brooks for the good heads-up. Keep them coming.)

* Oh yes: ‘There are many ways to skin a cat’, an idiomatic expression meaning there are many different ways of doing the same thing.

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