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Peach State Poll: Georgians favor reducing traffic volume over building more roads

Georgians are more likely to favor proposals that target reducing the overall volume of traffic on their roads instead of building more roads, according to a recent Peach State Poll conducted by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Given two alternatives, 70 percent of the public favor projects to expand public transportation over building more roads and highways (24 percent) as a priority for state government spending on transportation. In addition, 63 percent of those surveyed disapprove of allowing vehicles with no passengers to use the high occupancy vehicle lane for a fee.

Although the public did not support additional road construction generally, about two-thirds of those surveyed (66 percent) approve of building commercial vehicle-only highways to route commercial traffic around urbanized areas.