Higher Density Makes Traffic Worse

As population densities rise, vehicle use also rises, writes Wendell Cox.
May 14, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"One of the principal reasons that "smart growth" or "compact city" urban strategies cannot reach their objective of reducing traffic congestion (or reducing its growth) is that there is a strong positive relationship between higher population density and higher traffic volumes. The most fundamental requirement of smart growth or compact city strategies is higher population densities."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 in The Public Purpose
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