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Old 06-10-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Boston worst traffic in the country.

We did it—according to the boston herald
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Re: Boston worst traffic in the country.

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We did it—according to the boston herald
% of drive time in bumper to bumper ? Never heard of that as the measure for "worst traffic" --it is potentially a good measure, but so are other things.

We have a growing economy and a static network--traffics gonna get worse, but commutes could get better if we did a better job of massing new people and workplaces where there's spare or affordable capacity--which is more like transit than road widening
"Trying to solve congestion by making roadways wider is like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants."--Charles Marohn
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Re: Boston worst traffic in the country.

Public Transit is the anwser to traffic issues. Incentivise transit use, and build around transit.
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Re: Boston worst traffic in the country.

“On one metric” = click bait.
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Re: Boston worst traffic in the country.

Anecdotally, I don't think Boston's nearly as bad as some of its peers. Traffic, in my experience, is much worse in (obviously), NY and LA. For cities closer in size, SF, Dallas, DC, Atlanta and Miami are all much worse. Two of those have pretty decent transit networks too.

Don't get me wrong, Boston's traffic sucks hard. It's hot garbage. But I think it has more room for improvement than many of its peers too. We don't need to build a transit network from scratch - improvements to our existing network can increase capacity quite a bit. Targeted expansion can make it top tier network. The biggest concern with the Boston area is low density development around the core. We need to be able to build more and build higher density.
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