Freeway Expansion: It Won’t Solve Traffic Congestion!

Episode 18 December 13, 2022 00:53:30
Freeway Expansion: It Won’t Solve Traffic Congestion!
Urban Planning is Not Boring
Freeway Expansion: It Won’t Solve Traffic Congestion!

Dec 13 2022 | 00:53:30


Hosted By

Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

Sam and Nat provided you with some historical information regarding freeway development and eminent domain in the last episode. Today they are bringing you the topic of freeway expansion and why it does not work to solve traffic congestion. Referencing a report written by Transportation for America, Sam and Nat give you an overview of what induced demand actually is and what it means when it comes to highway expansion and traffic congestion. Not only will you learn about induced demand and the nuances associated with urban sprawl and traffic related challenges,  but you will also hear about what can possibly be done about it! Listen to hear more. For more information regarding the complete report by Transportation for America visit the link below!

The Congestion Con


Other Resources:

How highways make traffic worse

What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

Expanding highways and building more roads actually makes traffic worse

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