Traffic myths debunked

There are a number of myths about traffic and roads that seem to live on despite ample evidence debunking them.

A popular one is that adding lanes relieves congestion.  Right, like buying bigger pants fixes obesity.

Or, that:

  • Bike lanes make traffic worse
  • A wider road is a safer road
  • Drivers pay for roads
  • and more…

For surprising (perhaps) education, read on.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.