Road Expansion, Urban Growth, and Induced Travel: A Path Analysis

  title={Road Expansion, Urban Growth, and Induced Travel: A Path Analysis},
  author={R. Cervero},
  journal={Journal of the American Planning Association},
  pages={145 - 163}
  • R. Cervero
  • Published 2001
  • Economics, Geography
  • Journal of the American Planning Association
  • Abstract Claims that roadway investments spur new travel, known as induced demand, and thus fail to relieve traffic congestion have thwarted road development in the United States. Past studies point to a significant induced demand effect. This research employs a path model to causally sort out the links between freeway investments and traffic increases, using data for 24 California freeway projects across 15 years. Traffic increases are explained in terms of both faster travel speeds and land… CONTINUE READING
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