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The Broken Algorithm That Poisoned American Transportation

On Aug 24, 2020
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RT @DavidZipper: The inimitable @A_W_Gordon unpacks all the problems with Travel Demand Models, which are "emblematic of an antiquated planning process that optimizes for traffic flow and promotes highway construction." Great read. https://t.co/wTNY99ltN6 https://t.co/xjQWIN12Kn
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For the last 70 years, American transportation planners have been using the same model to decide what to build. There’s just one problem: it’s often wrong.

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RT @DavidZipper: The inimitable @A_W_Gordon unpacks all the problems with Travel Demand Models, which are "emblematic of an antiquated planning process that optimizes for traffic flow and promotes highway construction." Great read. https://t.co/wTNY99ltN6 https://t.co/xjQWIN12Kn
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The Broken Algorithm That Poisoned American Transportation

The Broken Algorithm That Poisoned American Transportation

For the last 70 years, American transportation planners have been using the same model to decide what to build. There’s just one problem: it’s often wrong.

CityLab University: Induced Demand

CityLab University: Induced Demand

You can't build your way out of traffic congestion. Or can you?

Smart Congestion Costing: A Critical Evaluation of the 'Urban Mobility Report'

Smart Congestion Costing: A Critical Evaluation of the 'Urban Mobility Report'

The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should ...

Induced demand

Induced demand

[19][20] Reduced demand (the inverse effect)[edit] Just as increasing road capacity reduces the cost of travel and thus increases demand, the reverse is also observed – decreasing road ...

Using AI to build smart cities of the future

Using AI to build smart cities of the future

Thailand has set itself an ambitious goal as part of Thailand 4.0 — 100 smart cities within two decades to improve the quality of urban life. A National Smart City Committee has already ...

What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

The concept is called induced demand, which is economist-speak for when increasing the supply of something (like roads) makes people want that thing even more. Though some traffic engineers ...

Here’s how cities can keep congestion reduced post-coronavirus

Here’s how cities can keep congestion reduced post-coronavirus

This article was originally published on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates ...

Shifting gears

Shifting gears

The integration of self-driving vehicles requires policy decisions that consider how travel behavior will shift with the introduction of new mobility choices.

What Does Transit Do About Traffic Congestion? (updated)

What Does Transit Do About Traffic Congestion? (updated)

A revised and improved version of this post, in response to excellent comments. Now and then, someone mentions that a particular transit project did not reduce traffic congestion, as though ...

Yes, Uber and Lyft make traffic worse

Yes, Uber and Lyft make traffic worse

Ride-hailing companies promised to reduce car ownership. But they’ve instead clogged the streets with more cars.

Intelligent Traffic Management System Market – Ability to Improve Efficiency in Various Situations Including Mobility and Road Transport to Boost the Market

Intelligent Traffic Management System Market – Ability to Improve Efficiency in Various Situations Including Mobility and Road Transport to Boost the Market

According to a new report by Fact.MR, the global market of intelligent traffic management systems is estimated to grow at a robust CAGR of 11.8% during 2017-2028, and likely to surpass to a ...