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Can San Francisco Build Housing That Eases Traffic?

Bay Area planners are betting that new developments can accommodate growth and relieve traffic congestion.  
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Can a new apartment building take vehicles off the road?

Not according to 20th-century planning logic, wherein more residents means more cars. That explains why many cities require developers to build boatloads of residential parking, even in dense neighborhoods with good transit. But such parking minimums often have counterproductive effects: Congestion gets worse, and rents get higher.