This book adds three unusual assets to the congestion debateit's bright and readable, chock-full of facts, and provides real world solutions. The Road More Traveled should be required reading not only for planners and their students, but for anyone who loves cities and wants them to thrive as real places, not merely as museums, in the 21st century.
The Road More Traveled is a well-written, logical, and practical approach to congestion mitigation in America. I strongly encourage that it be read by every public policy maker who is struggling for real solutions to the traffic congestion crisis facing our nation. It dispels long-standing myths, replaces them with factual data, and offers results-based solutions.
The Road More Traveled provides a thoughtful analysis on the causes of congestion and offers detailed suggestions for relieving it in America's cities. Balaker and Staley clearly debunk the myth that there is nothing we can do about congestion.
The Road More Traveled clearly outlines the transportation infrastructure problems facing our country and examines several innovative funding solutions. This book will change the way Americans view our highways and interstates and show them how we can build better roads at less expense for the next generation.
The Road More Traveled is an important wake-up call to us all, but especially to policy makers and transportation officials. Balaker and Staley convincingly show how costly traffic conjestion is. But more importantly they demonstrate that the defeatists who claim that we should just learn to live with gridlock are wrong. The book lays out a road map for restoring our lost mobility. One can only hope that policy makers, government officials, community leaders, and the media read this book.
Many people complain about highway traffic and many policy makers respond with plans for more transit and more HOV lanes. To help us all get past the quackery, Balaker and Staley argue persuasively for policies that might actually work. Buy their book, read it, and then send it on to your favorite political representative.