Road building or city building? Analysis flips current wisdom on its head : Center for Neighborhood Technology: "Road building or city building? Analysis flips current wisdom on its head
Are more highways and roads the solution to congestion? A new report says no.
A new analysis by CEOs for Cities finds that congestion has much more to do with how we build our cities than how we build our roads. By challenging the long-promoted measure of what causes traffic, the report reveals the inaccurate assumptions that have directed transportation spending to building more highways and roads rather than creating more compact development."