Topic archives: road pricing

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

November 1, 2017 10

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?

October 10, 2017 11

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?

October 4, 2017 6

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

Weekend reading 30 September

September 29, 2017

Thursday reading

June 29, 2017

Interesting links for urbanists

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

December 1, 2016 5

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

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

November 3, 2016

Shoebox apartments, trailer parks, regional dormitories, cycling, gender balance, India, dull Sydney, level crossings, heritage, infrastructure, road pricing, neighbours, and more

Can the politics be taken out of infrastructure planning?

Can the politics be taken out of infrastructure planning?

October 5, 2016 17

Infrastructure Victoria's draft 30-year strategy was only public for a few hours before politicians started putting the presumptuous upstart back in its box

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

September 22, 2016 6

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?

June 2, 2016 9

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