The Case for Congestion

By John Norquist
Published December 15, 2011
theatlanticcities.com

Yogi Berra once said, “nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

It’s certainly true that people complain about congestion. Yet it’s just as true that popular destinations tend to be crowded. Fifth Avenue in New York, Market Street in San Francisco, Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills are all congested, but people keep coming back to shop or hang out.

Congestion, in the urban context, is often a symptom of success.

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