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Should public transport fares be abolished?

Should public transport fares be abolished?

It's a popular idea, but the revenue foregone from abolishing fares in a city like Melbourne would have a bigger impact if it were instead spent on making public transport more competitive with driving

Do citizens really like road pricing?

Do citizens really like road pricing?

Citizen Juries are generally great PR for agencies and businesses, but as this recent case shows, they're an artificial environment. The practical conclusions that can be drawn from their deliberations are limited

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

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

Thursday reading

Thursday reading

Interesting links for urbanists

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

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in September

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