Kelcie Ralph is an associate professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University where she works to identify and correct common misconceptions about travel behavior and safety to improve transportation outcomes.

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.

Opinion: To Save Lives, Let’s Cover Crashes Better

By Kelcie Ralph | May 27, 2020

Simple changes to newsroom editorial practices could increase public support for road safety