So, what would happen if the City of Seattle where to tear down the Alaskan Way Viaduct and not replace it with anything?
According to most pundits: Gridlock!
But according to the Braess Paradox: Better traffic flow and less traffic.
This is the conundrum presented in the Infrastructurist post “Huh?! 4 Cases Of How Tearing Down A Highway Can Relieve Traffic Jams (And Save Your City)”, where four case studies are examined and show that removing roads can actually reduce traffic in a city.