Induced Traffic

City of Northampton Transportation Policies
"Traffic congestion problems should generally be addressed by providing and enhancing alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, rather than by adding roads or road lanes. The long-term effect on "induced traffic" (individuals' decision to drive on a particular road or route encouraged by perceived low congestion) should be carefully considered whenever roadways are reconfigured or widened in an attempt to relieve congestion. When enhancing intersections, as opposed to roadways, the City’s goal is to avoid inducing additional traffic while reducing intersection queuing times, to avoid polluting idling and to allow smooth flow of traffic." City of Northampton Transportation Policies

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