Congestion, even with the CRC, will be worse in 2030 than it is today.
And the bottleneck at the Rose Quarter will get worse.
Of course, supporters will say that without the new bridge, congestion would be even worse in 2030.
But that misses the key points:
– We can’t build our way out of this problem
– We have to manage how we use the capacity we have
– It’s about the system, not any individual link
– Congestion is self-limiting. At some point people make other choices.