How highways make traffic worse

Published on February 23, 2021

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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.

This video was based in large part on research by Gilles Duranton and Matthew A. Turner:

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