“There are no traffic problems. . .”

Sprawl Crawl graphic“. . . only land use problems,” concluded urbanist Lewis MumfordDriven Apart, new report released by CEOs for Cities supports this perspective:

“The key role of sprawling development patterns in driving peak period traffic and the limitations of the [Texas Transportation Institute’s] Urban Mobility Report underscore the need for a much improved system for measuring and comparing the performance of urban transportation systems.  Such a system should incorporate better and more precise data about speeds but also specifically track travel distances and land use patterns,” said [report author Joe] Cortright.

Check out the report’s summary graphic by clicking on the thumbnail above.  You can read the full report here.

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