Monday, February 24, 2014

Trendlines, To Infinity and Beyond

I don't know if I've posted this before.  I don't care.  I love it too much.  Rare has a single graph charted so perfectly how traffic projections, that then outline how much construction is "needed," never fails to take the steepest rate of acceleration in Vehicle Miles Traveled, and despite all evidence to the contrary, uses that trend line to project construction on into the event horizon.

This has nothing to do with gas prices.  And in all likelihood it never will.  It has everything to do with demographics and the design of our cities to meet the needs of the people within the means of the people.  The race to "mobility" has stultified, calcified and incapacitated our cities and made all of us far less mobile, stuck in the choke points in the funnel.