According to urban studies expert Joel Kotkin, Austin needs to make more roads to keep up with the growing economy of the city. In his assessment, Austin’s boom has opened many businesses, but it needs to solve the traffic problem as it may lead to its downfall. Austin has been considering on enticing the public in using public transport as a means to get them out of cars as they believe that making new roads would only influence more cars to drive around. Kotkin commented that Texas cities like Austin has outperformed their counterparts in terms of their economic growth.
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