04 Aug '18, 4pm

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@ElsAmpe @LeoDeleu

Induced traffic means that the predicted congestion benefits of a new road are often quickly eroded. Traffic levels on bypassed roads can also rise faster than expected due to induced traffic, all of which means the hoped-for benefits of a new road can evaporate very quickly. The phenomenon of induced traffic has been observed by transport professionals repeatedly since 1925! And recent authoritative reviews have confirmed that induced traffic is still beating forecasts on new roads across the country. Induced traffic distorts spending priorities By not forecasting traffic levels properly and not fully taking into account induced traffic, the benefits and costs of a new road will not be accurately calculated, which can lead to big mistakes being made with public money. During the planning stages of a road scheme, if induced traffic is not included properly, the full enviro...

Full article: https://bettertransport.org.uk/roads-nowhere/induced-traffic

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