Friday, January 28, 2011

David Roberts: The War on the Carless

The War On the Carless | PubliCola - Seattle's News Elixir: "It is one of the most longstanding and best-understood findings in urban design that building more roads does not ease congestion. To the contrary, it quickly leads to more cars and more congestion. Yet no matter how bad Seattle’s congestion gets—no matter how long its citizens spend in their isolated boxes, stressed out, wasting time, taking years off their lives—the answer from politicians and vested interests is always the same: more lanes, more roads, another highway."

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