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Transportation on the "rise"

There are lots of places where widening the roads won't work. We need to think 3D not just 2D and go up, with layered solutions.

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Let's be honest—people aren't going to stop moving to Austin, people will still need to drive, and Austin hasn't addressed this issue in a timely way. There are lots of places where widening the roads won't work. We need to think 3D not just 2D and go up, with layered solutions. That way people hopping on and off really quickly could stay on the bottom and through traffic can stay up top. This is the only realistic solution unless we go down, but flooding will make that a nightmare and drilling is probably still more expensive than going up.

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Photo of Hailey Harkness

You're right, we really don't have the space to expand in order to accommodate the current demands of drivers. We've known since the 90s that I-35 would need to be 8 lanes in order to keep up with population growth.

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