Gridlock

The term gridlock is defined as, "A state of severe road congestion arising when continuous queues of vehicles block an entire network of intersecting streets, bringing traffic in all directions to a complete standstill; a traffic jam of this kind." The term originates from a situation possible in a grid plan where intersections are blocked, preventing vehicles from either moving forwards through the intersection or backing up to an upstream intersection.The term gridlock is also incorrectly used to describe high traffic congestion with minimal flow, which is simply a traffic jam), where a blocked grid system is not involved.
Posts about Gridlock
  • The YouTube-ification of Vimeo: Now with more baby videos

    … If you’ve hopped on to the New York City L train recently, chances are that you’ve come across a sea of blue: shrink-wrapped subway cars, plastered with Vimeo messaging. “If other video sites are the BQE, Vimeo is the High Line.” The hyperlocal references aside (BQE represents freeway gridlock; the High Line a pleasant, grassy stroll), Vimeo’s…

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