That's just a straight out lie regarding induced demand. It's a proven fact that increased road capacity encourages further demand by road users.Induced demand is overrated and is debunked by numerous studies. The vast majority of increased traffic to new roadways is diverted traffic from other roads ie. Traffic diverts from other roads onto newly improved roads. It's not 'new' traffic at such, or from other modes like PT.
What you actually advocate is forcing people onto PT by restricting or reducing road capacity in a growing population scenario. That's actually inducing demand.
It's a theory not a proven fact.That's just a straight out lie regarding induced demand. It's a proven fact that increased road capacity encourages further demand by road users.
You clearly only read one side of the debate on this theory.Induced demands is not debunked in the slightest. Not even close.
Oh, and it's also a thing for other modes as well. Increased PT frequency induces PT trips. A connected and separated cycle network indices cycle trips. Wider roads induces car trips.
Because there are more efficient ways to move people.Building a hospital also encourages people to visit that hospital and yet 'induced demand' is a stupid argument against building hospitals.
Voters want more road space, the government is delivering, what's the problem.