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The 23-Lane Katy Freeway: A Monument to Texas Transportation Futility

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When you're stuck in a traffic jam, it's natural to think that more lanes would fix your problem... and for THAT traffic jam, they would. But if you build a freeway with more lanes, that will just incentivize more real-estate developers to build more houses for more people who need to commute more miles... and pretty soon, you will have a bigger problem. Read this case study and reflect on the death spiral of exurbia, Texas style.

Still, 23 lanes. That's gotta be glorious!

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