A brief consideration of the problems of peak-hour traffic congestion. The author suggests that, because we cannot afford to provide the facilities necessary to eliminate congestion, we will have to either continue to live with rush-hour congestion or change our patterns of living to eliminate peaking in the use of transportation facilities. 15 pp.
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