Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Roadways played out?

The lock and key combination of the highways and the automobile unleashed an explosion in the supply of urbanizable land. While traffic congestion has grown on exponentially on population growth, only recently have the cumulative effects of congestion outstripped the capacity to maintain and expand the highway network. As a result, the value of centrality is again rising, and there is once again a need for real urbanism, and not just the faux "New Urbanism" railway suburbanism.