Although the roads in California continue to be clogged with traffic, the state's Department of Transportation (CalTrans) has decided building more roads may not be the answer. They believe this would lead to induced travel (more streets=more traffic).
GovTech's staff reports on CalTrans' decision to find other ways to solve this clogged road crisis:
The same thing happens on highways — create a new lane, and more people overall will drive on the road. That’s a problem for a department whose goals now include reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. So instead of funding expansions and new roads, one of CalTrans’ new goals is to encourage multi-modal transportation, including biking and walking.
To learn more about CalTrans plans to accommodate citizens with traffic struggles, head over to GovTech: