What's behind the nonsense about traffic gridlock
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This article was prepared for news media, popular literature, list serve, social media, academic and association websites, and other means of communicating with the general public in Canada and ...
This article was prepared for news media, popular literature, list serve, social media, academic and association websites, and other means of communicating with the general public in Canada and abroad. As demonstrated in previous reports, and without exception to date, claims about traffic gridlock in sources such as news media stories, government documents, board of trade releases, vested interest productions, as well as announcements and pronouncements by politicians are unsupported by substantive, empirical evidence. This article is a commentary urging ordinary citizens to reject the gridlock nonsense and its agents or lobbyists, and to insist upon and participate in national, regional, and local education programs to better understand and appreciate both the positive and the negative aspects of traffic congestion. Previous reports on my recent gridlock-related research include Tracking the Motives behind the Phony War on “Traffic Gridlock; Traffic Gridlock: A Bad, Mis-Leading Metaphor that Makes for Bad, Mis-Directed Public Policy; Traffic Gridlock: The Real Deal or a Pile of Nonsense? ; and Inspiring a Sustainability Action Agenda . These and other, related productions can be viewed at various websites including, transport2000.ca/; wellar.ca/wellarconsulting/; slideshare.net/wellarb/documents; and urbanneighbourhoods.wordpress.com/.
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