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Topic: congestion charging
Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Politicans like to sell new roads and rail lines as the solution to traffic congestion but it's an illusion. There are no quick or politically easy fixes for peak-hour traffic

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

There are a number of key criticisms of congestion charging; they carry weight and must be addressed in implementation, but no, they're not fatal flaws

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Congestion charging shouldn't be peremptorily written off as inequitable without examining closely how it would work and who the likely winners and losers would be

That was The week That was… w/e August 27

That was The week That was… w/e August 27

Tw3 is a commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 27 August 2017 that bear on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Weekend reading 26/27 August

Weekend reading 26/27 August

This is why apartment living is different for the poor Outraged romantic: pining for the loss of Old New York Appliances are getting smarter but humans are still lazy Millennial Americans are moving to the ‘burbs, buying big SUVs What’s equity got to do with health in a higher-density city? Dockless bicycles: new transport horizons or mobility spam? […]

Wednesday links

Wednesday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Some progressives are concerned about the equity effects of congestion charging and are reluctant to support it. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Recent positive comments by urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher indicate it's time for governments to actively pursue implementing road pricing in Australia

Do motorists pay their way?

Do motorists pay their way?

The idea of congestion charging would be easier to "sell" if the focus were on replacing revenue from existing taxes and charges like the fuel excise and registration fees