Historical perspective of urban traffic congestion

John C. Falcocchio, Herbert S. Levinson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Congestion is not new. It predates the industrial revolution, the motor vehicle, and the modern city. It was common in ancient time, in 17th century London, and in 19th century New York. The produce markets, port areas, and downtowns of yesteryear all were overcrowded and congested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic
ISSN (Print)2194-8119
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8127

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Urban Studies
  • Strategy and Management


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