And this is what I find funny about those against road / bridge expansion.
Either outcome they would equate it to failure.
GEB is under projection "what a waste of money, see we don't need new roads!"
GEB on projection "OMG, what a horrible mistake, encouraging people to drive!"
GEB over projection "See, I told you, all new roads instantly become grid lock!"
Thats what i find funny
Personally, I think it is great it is below projection. That means for once we actually built a structure with the future in mind, instead of it being full on opening day.
The same way the new transit bus connections over the bridge were not immediately full, the same is true with general traffic but both will increase are stronger live / work and economic ties are made between north and south of the river in that area.