You’ve got to feel sympathy for Santa Fe traffic engineers — they just can’t win.

Wherever and whenever a residential project is planned, the first, last and loudest complaint is about increased traffic. Which is largely true. More people, more housing, more traffic.

“Where’s the traffic study?” is a common cry. There always is one, but the studies are dense, hard to read and often, because they are ordered and paid for by developers, not believed.

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