Levels of Service and Travel Projections: The Wrong Tools for Planning Our Streets?

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by Gary Toth – Project for Public Spaces: Placemaking Blog

February 6, 2012

Gary Toth considers the damage to the quality of our streets and urban environments caused by the use of travel projection models and Levels of Service (LOS) as performance metrics. Toth explains how the current reliance on these metrics, aimed at reducing or avoiding congestion, came about, and notes that, “In ridding our communities of the weeds of congestion, we have also pulled out the very plants that made our “gardens” worthwhile in the first place.” Link to full story.

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