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If your goal in building freeways & widening roads is to “solve congestion,” you’ll always fail. If your actual goal is to get more driving, & more sprawl, you’ll always succeed.
#induceddemand #LawOfCongestion
Since I’m asked this CONSTANTLY, once & for all, if your city-region is REALLY concerned about “solving car congestion,” u need a combination of smart land-use, inviting walking/biking/transit infrastructure, & a pricing mechanism for driving high enough to get people to change.
“We found that there’s this perfect one-to-one relationship. If a city increased its road capacity by 10%, then the amount of driving in that city went up by 10%.” One of the best articles on why building bigger roads just leads to more driving. V/@WIRED wired.com/2014/06/wuwt-t…
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It’s actually remarkable that we still fall for the sales pitch that cars equal freedom. There’s nothing free about the lack of choice that comes from car dependancy. And building our city-regions around cars is the most costly thing we can do. Does that sound “free” to you?
“Hell is other people.” — Jean-Paul Sartre.

“Traffic is other people.” — every driver.

HT @DarrenDavis10
It’s that time again. Thanksgiving traffic in the United States reminds us that we’re not stuck in traffic — we are traffic. And the only thing we’re really stuck in is the belief that we can’t make different choices. Via @DanLinden @abcnews
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