Alleviating Traffic in Metropolitan Areas

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Image from a quicklink In most cities, traffic growth has outpaced road capacity, leading to increased congestion, particularly during the morning and evening commutes. In 2007, congestion on U.S. roads was responsible for 4.2 billion hours of additional travel time, as well as 2.8 billion gallons of fuel consumption and an accompanying increase in air pollution. P.S. Having just finished Reinventing Fire by Lovins et. al. (recommended), I see all the more that it is not just energy production that is critical, but also how we distribute and use it. Our most "bang for the buck" is clearly in this realm--saving $$$ rather than costing more to greatly slash fossil fuel consumption.

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