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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by JerBear on Wed Feb 1 09:52:37 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Tue Jan 31 17:45:32 2017.

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"I already gave you the example of eliminating a bottleneck on the BQE 30 years ago resulted in much more free flowing traffic without any increase in demand. And lowering capacity on a street may lower demand on that street but will have little affect on overall demand shifted to other slower corridors."
See, but that's linear thinking. The whole reason why transportation models have a limited use is because you can't predict network effects. When you start to change more than a couple of variables, and when you have autonomous thinkers participating, you get these results that you can't predict. You change the status quo, you change the behaviors, and in the end it will have more than a "little affect [sic] on overall demand...".

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