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Induced traffic ‘doesn’t cancel out benefits of road-building’

09 November 2018
New roads: induced traffic rarely a problem, say the consultants
New roads: induced traffic rarely a problem, say the consultants

 

Traffic generated by building new road capacity will rarely cancel out the benefits of building that capacity, according to a new report for the DfT. 

Consultants WSP and RAND Europe were commissioned to  study the scale of ‘induced traffic’   to inform Highways England’s second five-year Road Investment Strategy, covering 2020/21-2024/25. 

The consultants reviewed 25 papers about induced traffic from OECD and European countries. Their report updates the...

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