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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

Tuesday links

Tuesday links

Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here's some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in November 2015

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in November 2015

Including liveable suburbs, the media and cities, what Turnbull should do on cities policy, public transport, traffic congestion, airport rail, distinctive city architecture, Paris Metro, cycling in Amsterdam, and inner suburban parking

Is more public transport the answer to traffic congestion?

Is more public transport the answer to traffic congestion?

A new report projects congestion is likely to continue increasing in Australian cities. There are the predictable calls for more public transport but, like motorways, transit won't reduce congestion

Does ‘peak car’ mean traffic congestion is going away?

Does ‘peak car’ mean traffic congestion is going away?

There's a misconception that the passing of 'peak car' also means the passing of 'peak traffic congestion'. That's not true and hence demands for more motorways to combat congestion will persist

What costs society more: cars or trains?

What costs society more: cars or trains?

The private cost of driving is much higher than taking public transport, but negatives like traffic congestion and road casualties mean the social cost of driving is similar to the public subsidy for trains and buses

Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

A draft Infrastructure Australia report says officially forecast traffic congestion is double what's actually happening; flawed methodology overstates the need for new urban roads

Albanese: “public transport is the low-hanging fruit”

Albanese: “public transport is the low-hanging fruit”

Guest writer Anthony Albanese says Melbourne Metro, Brisbane Cross-River Rail, Perth Airport rail link and Adelaide's Tonsley Park public transport project all warrant Commonwealth funding

Are politicians serious about “fixing” traffic congestion?

Are politicians serious about “fixing” traffic congestion?

Politicians love to criticise each other's plans for failing to "fix" congestion. The reality is neither new road nor rail infrastructure will fix the problem and the real solution is too hard for them

Shouldn’t we talk about road pricing?

Shouldn’t we talk about road pricing?

The Chair of Infrastructure Australia, Sir Rod Eddington, called for a “mature and dispassionate” discussion about road pricing on Friday. Good, I wholeheartedly agree. This should be the number one issue for discussion nationally in planning the future of our cities.