More Lanes are (Still) a Bad Thing

From “Not Just Bikes”. ( YouTube / Nebula )

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Script by Nicole Conlan & Jason Slaughter

Thanks to Matthew Krol (Extra Credits), Chuck Marohn (Strong Towns), & Lane Man (Cities by Diana) for quotes

References & Reading


What Is Induced Demand?

Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse


Highway 401 Expansion

Induced Demand: An Urban Metropolitan Perspective

Supply/Demand graph based on SilverStar (CC BY 2.5)

405 Commutes Now a Minute Worse Than Before Carpool Lane

Houston commute times quickly increasing

North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)

With I-45 construction set to begin in 2024, many facets of the project remain uncertain

Rethink35 Austin & Frogger

Lawsuit against TxDOT

Mr. Biden, Tear Down This Highway

Braess’s paradox – Wikipedia

The Spring Paradox
Steve Mould

Congestion Decreases When Cities ‘Delete’ Road Lanes

Exploring traffic evaporation

Traffic Evaporation: What Really Happens When Road Space is Reallocated from Cars?

From Freeways to Waterways: What Los Angeles Can Learn From Seoul

청계고가, 밤 12시부터 전면 통제, 고가도로 철거 오는 10월 말까지 마무리

Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project

WSDOT VS. REALITY, Puget Sound traffic forecasts don’t even pass the laugh test.

Every traffic projection is wrong

Traffic Forecasts Ignoring Induced Demand: a Shaky Fundament for Cost-Benefit Analyses

Traffic volumes declined by 34 percent on SR 520 after deployment of pricing and electronic tolling.

Carmageddon Leaves Los Angeles in Gridlock With I-405 Closing

Downs–Thomson paradox

Do Your Buses Get Stuck in Traffic?
Not Just Bikes

Effects of upgrading to cycle highways

Bikeability and the induced demand for cycling

Build The Lanes (YouTube)

NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

How Arlington Is Avoiding D.C.’s Traffic Nightmare


How Oslo Achieved Zero Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities

More road tolls set to cordon off Oslo

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