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Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Alan Davies November 1, 2017 10 Comments

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?

Alan Davies October 10, 2017 11 Comments

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?

Alan Davies October 4, 2017 6 Comments

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

Alan Davies September 29, 2017

Thursday reading

Alan Davies 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?

Alan Davies December 1, 2016 5 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 Davies 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?

Alan Davies October 5, 2016 17 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 Davies September 22, 2016 6 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 Davies June 2, 2016 9 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