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Toward More Comprehensive Understanding of Traffic Congestion

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 14, 2012 01:07 AM
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by Todd Litman last modified Sep 13, 2012

Conventional planning tends to consider traffic congestion a significant cost and roadway expansion the preferred solution. It evaluates transport system performance based on indicators such as roadway Level of Service (LOS) and peak-period traffic speeds, and dedicates most transportation resources (road space and money) to roads and parking facilities. This results in predict and provide planning in which roadways are expanded to accommodate anticipated traffic, which creates a self-fulfilling prophecy by inducing additional vehicle use. read more






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