Comment 78782

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted June 21, 2012 at 21:17:01

Here is a well written article by Robert Cervero, professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley

Although the paper acknowledges that Induced Demand is evident in the study methods used, it also acknowledges that a vast majority of the studies suffer from methodological problems.

Here is a key point that mirrors my view...

"The transportation planning and capital programming processes are designed to forecast, anticipate, and respond to growing traffic. Thus, the correlation between road supply and traffic could reveal nothing more than that these processes are working well. One might just as well argue that the positive association between highway demand and supply is a reflection of good planning."

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