Calvin Thigpen is the Director of Policy Research at Lime, where he studies key issue areas such as micromobility parking and sustainability.

Spreading the Gospel of Induced Demand

By Nicholas J. Klein, Kelcie Ralph, Calvin Thigpen, Anne Brown | June 1, 2022

Traffic on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, after an expansion project

Part of the problem is that the public largely misunderstands induced demand. Given this misunderstanding, transportation planners, engineers, and other practitioners must become evangelical about induced demand.