chapter  3
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The Road to Congestion

Few everyday conditions are as vexing as traffic congestion. Worse, the problem of congestion generates human psychological and social problems (Vanderbilt 2009). The problem of access between private real property and public real property-streets, which are owned by governments-has preoccupied those with responsibility for and control of all components of urbanized public space. For commuters, the lower the density at the origin of their commute, the more congestion they experience on the way to their destination. For many, congestion is an everyday experience. This makes traffic congestion a good place to start.