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Climate Explained: Does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions?

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A reader asks if building and expanding motorways really reduces congestion and emissions, or does it increase it? An experts answers.

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Climate Explained: Does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions?

Climate Explained: Does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions?

A reader asks if building and expanding motorways really reduces congestion and emissions, or does it increase it? An experts answers.

Want to end congestion? Put a price on our roads

Want to end congestion? Put a price on our roads

Rad tolls and congestion pricing are among the most effective tools at shifting road user behaviour, and at the same time drive revenue for transit expansion

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 ...

Reducing roads can cause traffic to ‘Evaporate’

Reducing roads can cause traffic to ‘Evaporate’

In April 2019 a heavily-used bridge across the River Thames in London was closed indefinitely due to structural problems. Local media were full of alarm, warning about the likely traffic...

America is Spending Billions Just to Make Traffic Worse

America is Spending Billions Just to Make Traffic Worse

Induced demand isn’t news to Streetsblog readers. But a new report from Transportation for America illustrates exactly how stupid lane widenings really are.

Driverless Cars and the Future of American Infrastructure

Driverless Cars and the Future of American Infrastructure

Improving the country’s infrastructure will likely be high on the agenda of the incoming administration and Congress. To accomplish this goal, federal spending should strongly favor ...

How Smart Roads Will Make Driving Easier, Safer, and Greener

How Smart Roads Will Make Driving Easier, Safer, and Greener

New technology is making it possible to tackle a host of driving-related issues including traffic congestion, accidents, and pollution.