La imposibilidad de terminar con los atascos de tráfico

Existen estudios ampliamente respaldados que postulan que el aumento de infraestructuras viarias provoca un aumento del tráfico hasta que se produce el colapso.

[…] the fundamental law of road congestion: New roads will create new drivers, resulting in the intensity of traffic staying the same. […]

Traffic jam, Beijing, China

The concept is called induced demand, which is economist-speak for when increasing the supply of something (like roads) makes people want that thing even more.…|De Adam Mann

El parper donde se postula la ley fundamental de la congestión del tráfico, de Gilles Duranton y Matthew A.Turner:

«We investigate the relationship between interstate highways and highway vehicle kilometers traveled (VKT) in US cities. We find that VKT increases proportionately to highways and identify three important sources for this extra VKT: an increase in driving by current residents; an increase in transportation intensive production activity; and an inflow of new residents. The provision of public transportation has no impact on VKT. We also estimate the aggregate city level demand for VKT and find it to be very elastic. We conclude that an increased provision of roads or public transit is unlikely to relieve congestion.»