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Old 03-16-2011, 08:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by euromodder View Post
It's a persistent & cultivated myth that more roads attract more traffic.
Traffic increases anyway...
I agree, the myth is supported by the impression given that when newer and better routes are opened that people start to use them.

What is often overlooked is that when you build a bypass to go round a town for example, the traffic going through the town is reduced - the net effect is the same level of overall traffic but the new route looks very busy.

Unfortunately again the UKs transport policy is constructed by people living in 2 square miles of West London - which of course has well connected public transport. Whereas the rest of the country does not, as they are sometimes shocked to find out...
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