Expanding highways doesn't do what you think it does.
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Big, expensive highway expansion projects are the source of a lot US transportation funding - but they aren't a silver bullet for congestion relief. In communities that were built for cars, solving traffic problems requires much more holistic problem-solving.
At 1:00, we show a bar graph of travel times on the Katy Freeway that was originally put together by City Observatory, which has covered the Katy Freeway expansion project at length:
This video was based in large part on research by Gilles Duranton and Matthew A. Turner:
For more reading on induced demand:
For Kyle Shelton's work on urbanism:
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