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Diverging Diamond

2011-08-02 13:30:42.35273+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-02 14:35:50.543756+00 by: other_todd

Another solution to this problem which will fail. The key takeaway is buried at the very end of the article, perhaps so no one will see it:

But here too is the limitation in the "predict and provide" mindset of traffic modeling: It presumes that traffic volumes will be much greater in 2035 because we will keep building houses with three-car garages, towns without sidewalks, eight-lane suburban arterials, and things like CFIs and DDIs to try to keep pace with traffic, rather than enabling and effecting more efficient pairings of land-use and transportation. While a fascinating engineering solution in its own right, the DDI is haunted by a lingering question: Can you ever truly design your way out of congestion?