Atlantic’s CityLab gives us five possible ways to decrease urban traffic.
Anyone travelling on the Queensway daily will want to read this. A video on the article is above:
In 2004, the American Highway Users Alliance dubbed the Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas, the second-most congested freeway in America, squandering 25 million hours of commuters’ lives every year.
Texas’ solution? Go big. Today, the freeway spans a whopping 23 lanes, and claims the title to the widest highway in the world. The AHUA applauded the “fixed” bottleneck in 2015.
Only problem: traffic’s gotten worse. It’s the principal of induced demand: adding lanes almost always adds traffic. If widening highways can’t solve Houston’s commuter woes, what can? A new film from the video-explainer extraordinaire Wendover Productions has five ideas—and one grave warning.
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