Sick of traffic? Get cities to invest in bikes and mass transit
A recent study about cycling infrastructure and safety by University of Colorado Denver researchers found that cities that invest in safe bike infrastructure see safety benefits for all commuters, regardless of how they choose to get around.
The success in Salt Lake and Portland contradicts conventional wisdom around traffic reduction. Despite reams of evidence showing that adding more roads means adding more congestion, there are still calls for building more highways and car-centric infrastructure. In addition to creating more and more emissions, building more highways and streets leads to additional maintenance burdens on state and local governments.
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