Complete Street Policy unencumbered by political process. Walk skate bike bus or rail, move people not just cars.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Demand Management replaces Priority Management
"Across the world, city-builders who understand the complex
relationship between land-use, car infrastructure and road congestion,
struggle to communicate it in a simple way that resonates with the
public. It's now well-demonstrated in transportation demand management
(TDM) research and practice that you can't build your way out of traffic
congestion (or parking congestion -LS) by building roads, and in fact the opposite is true - the
more free-ways and car lanes you build, the more people drive and the
more congestion and other negative results there are. This because of "induced traffic", or the Law of Congestion. As the saying goes, building more lanes to address congestion is like loosening your belt to address obesity." Read Brent Toderian's Blog at PLANetizen.