Nicholas J. Klein is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. His research focuses on transportation policy and the role of transportation in social and economic mobility.

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.