Debunking Transportation Myths

Politicians will tell you that the only way to solve traffic congestion is to buil more roadways. The facts, however, support a different theory.

"The most common myths and the most virulent viruses relate to transportation infrastructure and the relationship between human settlement patterns and transport facilities. This is because many citizens are feeling the pain of dysfunctional transport as election time approaches. The most debilitating myth is: “Building more roads without fundamental change is human settlement patterns will improve mobility.” While this myth in its pure form was at one time widespread and pervasive, it is now waning and that is why new strains of roadway viruses are being propagated. Rejection of the sales tax in the northern part of Virginia and in Hampton Roads two years ago suggest that a majority of the voters 'get it'."

Thanks to Brad Belo

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