Basically, our city is considering adding an a road that would "bypass" a neighborhood to solve a perceived congestion issue on major neighborhood street.
The residents in the neighborhood see traffic congestion as an issue and would like the road added to relieve some of the traffic burden.
The way the proposed street is currently designed, it would act as a "bypass" instead of adding to the neighborhood grid in a proper and complete way.
Myself and other city residents are concerned that adding another street would not necessarily solve the congestion issue, but in the long-term, actually make the issue worse because of the law of induced demand.
I'm looking for examples of cities that added a road to solve a congestion issue, and what the results were of adding the road? Did it solve the issue or did the issue get worse?
I know this is a basic explanation. If you need more Any info on any other towns would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.