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for a paradigm shift, read The Tragedy of the Commons of the Urban Arterial.

June 6th, 2017

I recommend reading this paper co-authored by Michelle DeRobertis, a former CBAC participant among other activities. It is published in the June 2017 issue of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Journal.

Abstract – “The convergence of many issues makes it timely to reassess the role of the urban arterial: environmental concerns, climate change, complete streets, sustainability, urban livability indices, and indeed less per capita driving. While some might say technology will save us, this paper purports that something more fundamental needs to change.”

The authors’ recommendation seems to be for appropriate control of access/use to the public roadway/”Commons” to reduce motor vehicle use(abuse?) and provide better choices … some via coercive processes – charge for parking, etc..

The Tragedy of the Commons of the Urban Arterial.
You can click on the title of the article within this link: http://transportchoice.org/tragedy-commons-revisited-transportation-perspective/ or perhaps

http://transportchoice.org/?p=517

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