It has been said many times in the livable streets blogosphere that building roads to reduce traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to reduce obesity.
Well, the City of Riverside authorized $1.5m in belt-loosening last week. A new eastbound "auxiliary lane" was approved by the Council between Tyler and La Sierra.
I don't think much needs to be said on the subject. I would like to note, however, that $1.5m would probably go a long way towards providing that late-night bus service we've been asking for for the last three years. Instead, it'll buy roughly one lane-mile of freeway for an already 8-lane road.