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.
May 20, 2003, 12pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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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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Published on Thursday, May 8, 2003 in Journal Of The American Planning Association
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