Expanding highways doesn’t do what you think it does.
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Big, expensive highway expansion projects are the source of a lot US transportation funding — but they aren’t a silver bullet for congestion relief. In communities that were built for cars, solving traffic problems requires much more holistic problem-solving.
This video was based in large part on research by Gilles Duranton and Matthew A. Turner:
For more reading on induced demand:
For Kyle Shelton’s work on urbanism:
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