Reasons for widening a road

OK, here in Sanxia they just finished widening an old small shopping/market street … I thought it was a bad idea as the whole atmosphere is ruined but then you can’t stop modernization … but, looking at another angel you could think, hey … they want to make it major road so traffic will go smoother … right, everywhere in the world except for Taiwan … what happened now is that the street is even more clogged than before, they can park more cars, more scooters … they can even put more vending stalls on the road … anyway I think you get the picture … it’s a mess … :s :noway: