Failed freeways are a road to nowhere

7 Apr 2020
“The transport planners’ mantra of ‘build more highways’ has failed miserably,” Ms Khalaj said.

Freeways have failed to solve traffic congestion, but transport planners globally are hesitant to remove or rethink them, according to University of Queensland research.

UQ PhD candidate Fahimeh Khalaj said freeways and highways were not a magic wand for solving transport congestion and global cities - from Seoul to Madrid – were revitalising and meeting sustainability goals through urban freeway removal.

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