Report post? Wow, if you interpreted any of that as a personal attack I apologize. I've studied these issues in some detail as I think they are one of the most insidious ways we will reduce productivity, destroy quality of life, and inhibit economic growth this century.
Everything I've read on the topic and every urban locale I've been in that has tried it suggest it will work in the sense of increased throughput, though obviously in areas with a lot of growth it isn't going to fix anything permanently. I think the key is to make sure that the limits are monitored and controlled so that drivers at off peak times aren't penalized.
Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Seems counter-intuitive; when traffic builds to capacity, then traffic slows. Slowing traffic artificially doesn't seem like it would increase capacity that much, but perhaps it will.