Study: Road Construction Does Not Create Sprawl

Contradicting smart growth advocates, a study concludes that road construction does not lead to more sprawl.
October 2, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"David Hartgen, a professor of transportation studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, found that population growth around major urban road projects increased at rates higher than surrounding areas, but was still far less than the increased road capacity. The study, funded by the conservative John Locke Foundation, concluded that local zoning and planning, as well as existing population density, outweighed road construction in influencing so-called sprawl."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 in The News & Observer
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