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Jeff Speck, planning consultant and author of Walkable City, writes an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle to oppose the plan to widen the I-45 freeway in Houston.
June 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Applied to roads, the theory of induced demand says new construction only brings out more users. But can something similar be said of housing? According to this research, the likely answer is no.
May 8, 2019, 8am PDT
The lesson of the I-405 widening project that birthed meme-worthy events like "Carmageddon": widening a freeway won't reduce congestion for long, if ever.
September 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
CityLab University tackles a widely misunderstood concept: induced demand.
July 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A pro-business group in Toronto wants to expand a highway, but a Toronto columnist wants to make readers aware of why the plan might not work out as hoped.
July 4, 2018, 7am PDT
U.S. PIRG's list of 'Highway Boondoggles' puts Maryland's $9 billion I-270 expansion among the worst projects in the country.
July 2, 2018, 10am PDT
In a new report, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group describe nine costly highway projects amounting to $30 billion in their fourth annual "Highway Boondoggles" report. All share the theme of induced travel demand.
May 15, 2018, 7am PDT
In car-dependent communities, road diets and bike lanes can be a tough sell.
May 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
A survey of recent planning decisions demonstrates that cities are no longer necessarily looking to more and bigger highways to solve their traffic problems.
March 13, 2018, 10am PDT
How we pay for our roads will play a big role in what happens to cities when autonomous vehicles become common place in cities.
February 26, 2018, 9am PST
That's how the Los Angeles Times editorial board characterized the $6 billion plan by Los Angeles Metro to widen the 710 freeway. "A waste of money," they assert. Key to the solution is how to deal with goods movement from the seaport complex.
November 10, 2017, 7am PST
Commuting statistics have held consistent, according to Census data, even as the number of people working from home continues to climb.
September 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) announced last week plans for the largest highway contract awarded to a public-private partnership: adding four express toll lanes to the Capital Beltway and I-270. A third highway widening will be completed internally.
March 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
The networked sensors and signals in Ann Arbor give the city a coordinated way to respond to traffic.
December 22, 2016, 11am PST
Was the I-405 widening project worth it for Los Angeles? Depends on whom you ask.
November 10, 2016, 11am PST
Seattle is set to build a nine-lane tunnel on its waterfront, the Urbanist's Ryan Packer is disappointed with its design and the project's stated goals.
October 13, 2016, 5am PDT
London Mayor, Sidiq Kahn, authorizes two new bridges and a tunnel in eastern part of the city.
September 29, 2016, 10am PDT
Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.
May 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile light rail extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is projected to double trips on the line by 2030, giving commuters a viable alternative to driving. Just the same, don't expect the extension to reduce congestion.
April 18, 2016, 9am PDT
An experiment in Irving on SH 161 is defying the rules of induced demand, but not by building new lanes.