Roads Just Redistribute Growth

A study in the Spring, 2003 issue of JAPA finds that roads just redistribute growth, but transit-oriented development could balance the disparities.

Highway critics have focused on the way new roads increase congestion when they should be looking at how road improvements redistribute regional growth, contends Robert Cervero, a University of California at Berkeley planning professor and author of a groundbreaking study published in the Spring 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA): ""Roads induce growth at a corridor scale; however they don't do so at a regional scale," Cervero found. "Induced growth along [highway] corridors is really redistributed regional growth."

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