According to City Lab, here are some traffic myths that just refuse to die.
The most enduring popular traffic myth holds that building more roads always leads to less congestion. Instead it causes induced demand so that that building more road eventually (if not always immediately) leads to more traffic, not less.
The traffic on Rockville Pike is only getting worse. Just yesterday, BethesdaNow.com reported that our county’s second most congested intersection is where the Pike crosses Nicholson Lane (click here for that piece).
The White Flint Sector Plan includes a multi-pronged approach to improving our traffic, including building an actual street grid to diffuse it and beefing up transit options like Bus Rapid Transit. …