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10 Tired Traffic Myths That Didn’t Get a Rest in 2015

The common traffic misperception I submitted for the CityLab staff post on stubborn myths we’d like to retire was just one of many encountered, yet again, during 2015. Here’s a full list for your reading-while-not-driving pleasure. Safe travels this New Year’s, and all those to come.

1. More roads mean less traffic

2. More transit means less traffic

3. Bike lanes make traffic worse

4. A wider road is a safer road

5. The next lane over is moving faster

6. Everyone else’s bad driving is the reason for traffic

7. You need to get lots of cars off the road to reduce traffic

8. Removing an urban highway would be a traffic nightmare

9. There’s no downside to cheap gas

10. Drivers pay the full cost of road maintenance

read the article for detailed info about the list above: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/12/10-tired-traffic-myths-that-didnt-get-a-rest-in-2015/422274/?utm_source=nl__link1_123115