Closing the Induced Vehicle Travel Gap Between Research and Practice

@article{Milam2017ClosingTI,
  title={Closing the Induced Vehicle Travel Gap Between Research and Practice},
  author={Ronald T. Milam and Marc Birnbaum and Christopher Ganson and Susan L. Handy and Jerry Walters},
  journal={Transportation Research Record},
  year={2017},
  volume={2653},
  pages={10 - 16}
}
Several studies have rigorously documented the induced travel effect, in which added highway capacity leads to added vehicle travel. Despite the evidence, transportation planning practice does not fully account for this phenomenon, with the result that estimates of the potential congestion-reducing benefits of added highway capacity may be overstated and estimates of potential environmental impacts understated. In 2015, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) sponsored a review… 

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