The Nefarious Ways Sprawl Begets Sprawl - Kaid Benfield - The Atlantic Cities
Geege Schuman stashed this in Cities
Stashed in: economics
But here’s the thing about building new roads to serve sprawl: They give some temporary relief to congestion, maybe for as long as five to even ten years in some cases, but then they fill up and themselves become congested, because the new roads make it easier for developers to build and promote more new development. Study after study has shown that new road capacity enables and invites new traffic.
So many studies, so little time. I'll come back to this later ....