Boredom Which line of cars above would you rather be sitting in? If this seems worth it to you, I really don't know what to say.
And it is time national government got to the heart of the matter by addressing in a studious fashion our relationship with the car, particularly in the conurbations. The economist Anthony Downs is one of many scholars to describe induced demand. It only reflects commuting and not other trips.
Soon rough equality of travel times on both types of route is restored at the margin. But our economy also needs us to keep buying, or leasing, all those cars. It doesn't because in a compact city, while you might move more slowly between destinations, your destinations are also closer together.
It has grown by only 1. Neither is the solution, and the above premises are wrong. The experience of driving is unpleasant.
Urban roundabouts keep things moving slow but steady.