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Freeway Removal Reduces Congestion & Is Good for the Economy



 
 
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Old September 12th 18, 05:30 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bret Cahill
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Default Freeway Removal Reduces Congestion & Is Good for the Economy

An idea whose time has come:

"Perhaps the most effective strategy for solving the conundrum of induced demand: Instead of adding road capacity, remove it. San Francisco’s Central Freeway carried around 100,000 passengers per day before it was damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. The surface-level boulevard that replaced it carries about 45,000 cars. Far from decreasing economic activity, the freeway removal turned the surrounding blocks into one of the city’s most desirable (and unaffordable) neighborhoods. Other freeway removals—typically undertaken in dense, central city areas—have been shown to produce similar results. (Bonus: Removing a freeway is often cheaper than repairing it.)"

https://www.citylab.com/transportati...demand/569455/


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Old September 12th 18, 09:49 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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Default Freeway Removal Reduces Congestion & Is Good for the Economy

On 9/12/18 4:30 PM, Bret Cahill wrote:
An idea whose time has come:

"Perhaps the most effective strategy for solving the conundrum of induced demand: Instead of adding road capacity, remove it. San Francisco’s Central Freeway carried around 100,000 passengers per day before it was damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. The surface-level boulevard that replaced it carries about 45,000 cars. Far from decreasing economic activity, the freeway removal turned the surrounding blocks into one of the city’s most desirable (and unaffordable) neighborhoods. Other freeway removals—typically undertaken in dense, central city areas—have been shown to produce similar results. (Bonus: Removing a freeway is often cheaper than repairing it.)"

https://www.citylab.com/transportati...demand/569455/


Bret Cahill


Also many European towns are removing traffic signs, traffic lights etc
in their streets. Supposedly this makes everyone pay attention and drive
with consideration for others, and traffic flows more smoothly.

https://bit.ly/2N6Kns0
 




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