How highways make traffic worse


From Vox.

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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