Specifically in this case, Denver, but the implications for Louisville metro are fairly clear.
Is the ORBP boondoggle finished yet?
Locantore: It’s not about congestion; it’s about freedom, by Jill Locantore (Denver Post)
… ultimately, congestion isn’t the problem we should be trying to solve. The bigger problem is that many Denver residents don’t have any options other than driving to their daily destinations. Automobiles have long symbolized freedom in the American imagination. Yet in our devotion to building communities oriented around driving, we’ve engineered the ability to walk, bike, or take transit out of many of our neighborhoods. Now here we are enslaved to our automobiles, obsessed with fueling them, parking them, and making sure they don’t get too crowded on the roadways.