Team develops model to understand how a city’s design creates congestion

Researchers create more accurate measurements to understand how city planning and land use leads to current traffic congestion. Credit: UTSA

City planners predict that as more people move into urban areas, traffic jams will get worse. That’s why sustainability expert Neil Debbage, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ Department of Political Science and Geography, proposes a new way to analyze traffic congestion.

Using more precise measures to describe the shape of cities and considering other socioeconomic factors, the model, which…

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