Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Classic carhead thinking: 12 lanes, no effect on land use

"[T]raffic forecasters involved in planning a new bridge, projected to cost $4.2 billion, were told to assume a new 12-lane bridge would not trigger any more growth than if the current bridge were simply left in place. Yet a 12-lane bridge would handle 40 percent more cars during afternoon rush hour, according to the forecasters' calculations."
(h/t OLCV)