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Why Roads always fill up, no matter how much we widen them
Why Roads always fill up, no matter how much we widen them
Why Roads always fill up, no matter how much we widen them

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Why Roads always fill up, no matter how much we widen them

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If we widen the road, there is better traffic flow for a few weeks or months. Then, it's jammed again. No matter how much we do this, the road will always have traffic jams.

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Induced demand

  • first observed in the US, in the 1930s

Once the road is clogged, people seek alternatives, like bikesbuses, and trains.

Once the road is widened, people find that driving is faster again, thus switching to driving cars again.

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Can we solve traffic by adding more roads?

No. There simply isn't enough space in cities.

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What's the solution?

The less capacity a road has, the more people choose other alternatives.

Investing in other means of traffic, like bike lanes and public transit.

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Traffic becomes a lot less painful

  • Less noise pollution
  • Less air pollution
  • Safer streets for children and pets

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