Why building roads doesn’t reduce traffic – greenpeace.org.uk
Some people assume that building more roads would help us get around quicker. But decades of evidence shows that it actually makes traffic and congestion much worse. The government should learn this lesson before it’s too late.
A lot of us have spent more time than we’d like stuck in traffic. The thought of new or wider roads might come to mind as a solution. But building more roads won’t help us get around quicker, and instead of cutting congestion, it increases traffic. Here’s how: