How Does Land Use and Urban Sprawl Affect Traffic?


Land Use and Traffic Congestion (292 page pdf, J. Richard Kuzmyak, Arizona Department of Transportation, March 2012)

Today we review a report from Phoenix that examines the links between congestion and land use and how the latter affects the former in terms of trip and mode selection. Some of the conclusions are surprising – that most congestion results from non work travel and that congestion of local roads comes from both through traffic and local trips. The 3D’s are the rule for compact urban communities: density, diversity and design.

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE

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