Freeway Building Won't Solve Congestion Problem

Studies have shown that building freeways only makes the traffic congestion problem worse.
June 13, 2003, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"What if, after spending $6.25 billion to rebuild and widen metro area freeways in the name of relieving congestion, we just make it worse?..It seems counterintuitive. But I've been plodding through an impressive pile-up of studies that come to basically the same conclusion: Freeway building is no cure for congestion. A study of 70 urban areas over a 15-year period found that those investing heavily in wider roads fared no better in easing congestion than areas that did not."

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Published on Sunday, June 8, 2003 in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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