Building A Large Network Of Streets Between The Main And Local Streets

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Another strategy developed by Metrro focused solely on developing streets and highways, adding lanes and reducing congestion. This strategy largely focuses on the need to then build a larger network of streets between the main and local streets. There is also the possibility of adding lanes to highways to reduce congestion and produce a faster commute time. This strategy would help create jobs and improve access to goods and services, which would boost business revenue. There would also be an improved response time for emergency personal and vehicles (Metro.17) Drawbacks include the fact that this strategy may in fact create more congestion than relieve it, thus continue to concentrate air toxins in major travel corridors.(Metro.17). There…show more content…
He also adds, “It’s completely backwards and I feel like it really does not fairly and accurately or responsibly address the climate and the CO2 reduction, and I think that’s fundamentally wrong and I think if we start wrapping policy around that, then we are really building a broken model” (Moore.Tribune). Metro’s spokesperson Craige Beebe responded that, “In the long-run, congestion actually ends up being really bad anyway because that lane fills up with more cars,” “On its own, it wouldn’t get us to the goal that we need to get to” (Anderson.Portland). The next strategy uses depends on the use of intelligent transportation technology to help manage the area’s traffic. An example of this would be an electronic sign, telling commuters how long their travel time to a destination or freeway is. This allows drivers to have the option to take an alternative route if there is a delay, which reduces congestion, and thus resulting in faster commute times. One of the main focuses with this system is the use of technology at intersections and crosswalks to make them safer and more efficient. An example of this would be adaptive signal timing, which uses a camera to gauge traffic, and make lights longer, or shorter depending in the demand. Another example would be a flashing yellow light, rather than the standard light sequence (Metro.19). This allows drivers who are making a left hand turn,
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