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Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Alan DaviesDec 1, 20165 Comments

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

Alan DaviesNov 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?

Alan DaviesOct 5, 201617 Comments

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?

Alan DaviesSep 22, 20166 Comments

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?

Alan DaviesJun 2, 20169 Comments

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

Would a world of driverless cars be all beer and skittles?

Would a world of driverless cars be all beer and skittles?

Alan DaviesJun 30, 201523 Comments

A speculation on some of the wider and less commonly cited changes - not all positive - that might happen in a would where autonomous vehicles have replaced human controlled vehicles

What can we do about traffic congestion?

What can we do about traffic congestion?

Alan DaviesApr 18, 201360 Comments

A new report shows governments aren't doing enough to tackle traffic congestion. Cities can't build their way out of congestion - they need to address the demand for driving by charging for use of roads

Would road pricing lead to more driving?

Would road pricing lead to more driving?

Alan DaviesNov 13, 201232 Comments

Putting a price on road space seems like a good idea but some analysts argue it could actually increase the amount of driving. In fact there's a point of view that says it would be better to promote traffic congestion.

Shouldn't we talk about road pricing?

Shouldn't we talk about road pricing?

Alan DaviesSep 9, 201246 Comments

Do new freeways signify progress?

Do new freeways signify progress?

Alan DaviesJul 1, 201224 Comments

According to Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, “almost nothing signifies progress more than new roads.” That line is from

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