How Urban Density Intensifies Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution

Posted on October 01, 2000 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Wendell Cox
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Residents and public officials in urban areas around the world are concerned about traffic congestion and air pollution. Of the two problems, traffic congestion is the more intractable, because improved vehicle technologies are already having a dramatic effect on improving air quality.

The problem of traffic congestion is very simple --- it has to do with too many cars in too small a space. It would seem that the best approach to solving the problem would be to take actions to disperse traffic and to make it move faster.

 

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