A study of urban form in the US concludes that increasing the density of population and employment is a slow way to significantly reduce car use compared to directly pricing driving
There's lots of support for the principle of congestion charging but many progressives are ambivalent because of concerns about the equity of the policy. That view needs a rethink
Contrary to Mr Abbott's assertion, the East West Link isn't necessary to reduce urban traffic congestion; it’s a symptom of the failure of governments at all levels to manage excessive demand.
Intense public concern at the negative equity effects of the Budget doesn't seem to bode well for key urban policy ideas like congestion pricing. But specific policies should be assessed in their context
It surprises me who’s still lukewarm about congestion pricing of roads. I’d have thought the focus on the carbon tax over the last year would’ve heightened understanding of the role of the price mechanism in managing resources better. Obviously governments find it too hard politically but even organisations like The Greens and the Public Transport […]
It seems the water conservation message is starting to recede as the Government and water authorities come to grips with the breaking of the drought and the oceanic task of paying for new infrastructure like the desalination plant and north-south pipeline. Some small evidence of this trend is evident from the latest invoice my household […]
I’m disappointed by the discussion of parking in Melbourne City Council’s draft Transport Strategy Update 2011-2030 (note – it’s a big download). There’s an opportunity to improve the efficiency of parking space allocation through using technology and pricing in combination, but Council seems content to pass on it. The broad thrust of the discussion in […]