Rethinking urban traffic congestion


In a recent post Robert Puentes commented on the last semi-regular report on urban traffic congestion from Texas A&M Transportation Institute and concluded, that we need a new approach in thinking about solutions for the metropolitan traffic congestion. He wrote:

We need to make places more efficient by joining uptransportation with the housing, real estate, commercial, and industrial decisions it drives. We need to implement a range of new charges for road users—including parking and tolling—to make most efficient use of scarce roadway space. We need to think about total transportation options that not only include all modes but the rise in shared services for carsbuses, and bikes.

I absolutely agree with this. Only a multi-modal transportation system can be the solution in the 21st century and information technology as well as open data are the key for this.

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