In a purely voluntary society, can roads function to meet the demands of the populous?
The fact is, roads really are just long stretches of property. There is nothing inherent to them that makes having government-run roads more efficient.
So why do so many people have a disinclination toward roads being privately run?
One issue may be because of the idea that there is only one shortest path to somewhere. The problem with this reasoning is that the shortest is not necessarily the quickest.
If too many people take a particular route, it becomes clogged, even if it is the shortest. By having different prices for different pieces of roads, they problem is solved. Liberty creates prosperity.
When incentives are not aligned with the people, they suffer unnecessarily.