Building Roads = More Traffic

via Fast Company
http://www.fastcompany.com/1756746/building-more-roads-causes-traffic-study

The disheartening study used data from hundreds of metro areas in the U.S. to reach the conclusion that there is a “fundamental law of highway congestion,” which essentially says that people drive more when there are more roads to drive on–no matter how much traffic there is. As a result, increased building of “interstate highways and major urban roads is unlikely to relieve congestion of these roads.”

This isn’t new.   I think Brisbane missed this memo.

 

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