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Replication data for: The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from US Cities

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Duranton, Gilles
  • Turner, Matthew A.
Publication Date
2011-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We investigate the effect of lane kilometers of roads on vehicle-kilometers traveled (VKT) in US cities. VKT increases proportionately to roadway lane kilometers for interstate highways and probably slightly less rapidly for other types of roads. The sources for this extra VKT are increases in driving by current residents, increases in commercial traffic, and migration. Increasing lane kilometers for one type of road diverts little traffic from other types of road. We find no evidence that the provision of public transportation affects VKT. We conclude that increased provision of roads or public transit is unlikely to relieve congestion. (JEL R41, R48)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.6.2616 (Text)
Publications
  • Duranton, Gilles, and Matthew A Turner. “The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from US Cities.” American Economic Review 101, no. 6 (October 2011): 2616–52. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.6.2616.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.6.2616 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Duranton, Gilles; Turner, Matthew A. (2011): Replication data for: The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from US Cities. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112463V1