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Cities Without Traffic

It’s an underlying axiom, a chanted mantra, a litany: More people means more cars. More cars means more traffic. More traffic means more congestion. We hate congestion, ergo: NO MORE PEOPLE. The litany was recently recited by John D. English … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Economics of Traffic Congestion

The Atlantic Cities takes a look at the Economics of Traffic Congestion.  It turns out that congestion is positively correlated with per-capita GDP, and there’s little evidence to suggest that traffic congestion ends up inhibiting economic development significantly.  In their … Continue reading

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More Roads = More Traffic

A new study from the University of Toronto clearly shows that additional free road capacity — either from adding actual road, or shifting people from driving to transit — has no effect on congestion.  Traffic expands to fill the available … Continue reading

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