Traffic Stuck On Detroit's Dated Freeways
Detroit's traffic situation teaches us the value of predictive planning rather than cookie-cutter replication. Built in the traditional 'spokes-on-a-wheel' pattern of 1970s freeways design, engineers failed to appreciate that the collapse of the urban core would push jobs to the suburbs. Today, Michigan cannot build new roads because it has to pay to maintain the existing design.
Thanks to Jeffrey Goodman