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Friday, March 23 2018 @ 02:51 AM UTC

The Science Is Clear: More Highways Equals More Traffic. Why Are DOTs Still Ignoring It?

Biking ElsewhereBy Angie Schmitt, treats Blog

Numerous studies have documented the phenomenon known as induced demand in transportation: Basically, if you build highway lanes, more drivers will come. And yet, transportation agencies rarely account for this effect when planning road projects.

In a recent paper published by the Transportation Research Record, author Ronald Milam and his research team reviewed the various studies documenting the induced demand effect.

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