A challenge question for PT readers:
How should we start to limit congestion before it becomes unacceptable?
There’s a real-life experiment unfolding on our streets – one that will fundamentally affect our future – discussed here in “Our Real World Experiment in Traffic Congestion. “
As people switch from transit to cars, it won’t take much to fill up available road space. It may only take a 10-15 percent to reach a level of inefficiency and frustration where we reverse the gains we’ve made in this region, notably with transit, in the last half century. Without response, something has to break, even if we don’t yet know what that level is. Waiting until we get to a breaking point seems kinda stupid knowing how much more difficult it is to reverse something if instead we can limit it before it happens.
Knowing we will have to slow, stop and reverse a move to post-Covid motordom worse than pre-March, what steps should we take now?Read more »