Eve, research done many years ago on the M25 concluded that this phenomenon
is quite real.
On 8 Nov 2014 17:12, "Eve Richardson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My impression - in the land of ever-expanding highways and suburban
> sprawls built such that you have to drive your car to by a litre of milk -
> is that if you widen a road to reduce traffic jams, it only encourages more
> traffic - and continued jams.
> This is only an observation - no scientific research involved - so I'd
> want to look at studies on the effect of broadening roadways before coming
> to a serious conclusion.
> On 08-Nov-2014 4:17 AM, Cerridwen Connelly wrote:
>> widening an already existing road by two lanes is not going to destroy
>> our heritage. It will merely lessen the horrific traffic jams on that
>> stretch of the A303.