Can Planners Really Get People Out of Their Cars? Can Land Use Regulations Reduce Vehicle Congestion

In this article, the authors attempt to determine if planners in various areas of the country have been successful in moving people out of their cars and reducing vehicle congestion. They pursue a review for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program that focused on five states and metropolitan areas that have instigated growth management policies. The areas include Portland, Oregon, Minneapolis-St. Paul, central and statewide New Jersey, and Seattle. The authors conclude that land use strategies can be effective in reducing vehicle travel and the associated impacts such as congestion. However, they add that implementation of policies in most areas is weakened due to limited ability to affect land use decisions at local levels.

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  • Authors:
    • Smith, Ginna
    • Porter, Christopher
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 3, 10-11
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2007 11:03PM