Today’s Headlines

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • TakeFive

    “Fox31 Pushes Myth That Widening I-25 Fixes Traffic”

    I didn’t see Fox31 or anyone else claim that widening I-25 was a “fix”? In fact one caller said this:

    “Why go to three (lanes) when you know you’re going to have to go to four?” one caller asked.

    While there may be advantages to adding a tolled ‘Express Lane’ in reality they don’t add as much capacity as adding a general purpose lane. IMO and at least in Phoenix the standard HOV lane in addition to 3 or 4 general purpose lanes works well.