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Rethinking America's HighwaysA 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure$
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Robert W. Poole Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226557571

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001

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Challenges to the New Vision for US Highways

Challenges to the New Vision for US Highways

(p.277) Chapter Eleven Challenges to the New Vision for US Highways
Rethinking America's Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

University of Chicago Press

Four main arguments have suggested that highways will or should play a smaller role in coming decades. Millennials are claimed to be abandoning car ownership. Autonomous vehicles are seen as leading to ownership by fleets rather than individuals (and hence less driving). The need to reduce carbon emissions is seen by some as contrary to highway expansion, as is the idea that Smart Growth should become the model for metro areas, to minimize driving. This chapter reviews the implications for highways of these concerns.

Keywords:   Millennials, Autonomous vehicles, Mobility as a service, Urban form, Commuting modes, Greenhouse gases, Smart Growth, Urban transit

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