Growing economies often face increased traffic congestion, leading to longer trip times, increased pollution, and fuel waste. Research at RFF examines policy options, such as driving restrictions, fuel taxes, and congestion pricing, to reduce the inefficiencies associated with gridlock.
Voluntary Exposure Benefits and the Costs of Climate Change
Warmer, wetter weather may lead to an increase in traffic injuries and fatalities unless interventions are put in place to adapt to these changing conditions.
Bicycle Infrastructure and Traffic Congestion: Evidence from DC’s Capital Bikeshare
Urban bike sharing is gaining popularity for its purported health, environmental, and traffic congestion benefits. Evidence from Washington, DC, one of the most congested US cities, suggests that the Capital Bikeshare program reduces traffic congestion.
Clustered Into Control: Causal Impacts of Water Infrastructure Failure
Individual municipal water systems are responsible for providing clean water for hundreds of thousands of people, yet aging pipes lead to water main breaks that not only disrupt water service, but also affect traffic—but at what cost?