The concept is called induced demand, which is economist-speak for when increasing the supply of something (like roads) makes people want that thing even more. Though some traffic engineers made note of this phenomenon at least as early as the 1960s, it is only in recent years that social scientists have collected enough data to show how this happens pretty much every time we build new roads.
On the subject of curb parking, everyone seems to have a story -- and what the stories reveal is surprisingly important to the future of our cities.
August 24, 2012 - 4:02 pm
Parklets" are slowly taking over parking spaces across the country. PSFK takes a look at our top five picks.