Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.
What is traffic and why does it happen? This simple video from ITDP Mexico does a great job at explaining induced demand – additional travellers that choose to drive when it is made more favourable through additional roads and fuel subsidies. In Mexico, only 30% of the population uses the car as their primary mode of transport, but if growth rates continue on pace that will mean 70 million cars on the road by 2030. (The Atlantic Cities)
Video from ITDP Mexico