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The removal of road markings is to be celebrated. We are safer without them

It’s clear there are fewer accidents when drivers are trusted not to kill themselves, and each other. Assuming we need constant protection is the mark of a controlling state.<p>Sensational news. The government is starting to remove white lines from the middle of roads in parts of the UK. It is doing …

University College London

Victorian government buys into one-stop-shop services franchise

onMay 6, 2015 in Culture, Finance, ICT, Management, State<p>Amalgamating frontline government services used to be fraught with political risk, but these …

Australian Bureau of Statistics forced to sell advertising, data to pay for new technology

The Australian Bureau of Statistics could soon be selling online advertising on its website cheek by jowl with inflation and unemployment figures as …

Perth Airport rated one of Australia's worst for quality of service: ACCC

Perth Airport has been rated as one of the worst major airports in the country for quality of service in an Australian Competition and Consumer …

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says we must invest to survive mining downturn

"I've talked a lot about this before so I won't labour the point. It is a major transition," Mr Stevens said on Friday.<p>"[But] looking back at the …

Investing

India favors Japan's bullet train tech

NEW DELHI -- Japan's "shinkansen" bullet train technology is the leading candidate for a planned 500km railway linking Mumbai and the state of …

India

The West Australian

Stitches neededVideoAFL look into Optus Stadium sign safetyTwo Geelong players required stitches on Sunday after colliding with the LED advertising …

Economist Adrian Hart urges Abbott Government to invest in infrastructure

"I believe that governments should be investing in projects which make the best economic sense," he said.<p>Mr Hart said his analysis of state and …

How tax reform could help save US infrastructure

Less than four months before federal government and state officials must confront another highway and mass transit funding crisis, two key …

Chamber of Commerce

An Innovative Congestion Charge That Could Help Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

It may cost New Yorkers as much as eight bucks to drive into downtown Manhattan under an innovative plan that would make the Big Apple's tolls far …

Could value capture be the key to Melbourne's infrastructure development?

GUEST OBSERVATION<p>Victorian Labor in its November 2014 election transport manifesto Project 10,000 boldly announced it would “remove our 50 worst …

Urban Design

Political promises: don't voters deserve better? - The Urbanist

Victoria’s Department of Treasury and Finance released its costing yesterday of the Greens promise to extend 17 trams lines in Melbourne.<p>The party …

Six ways to boost funding for better public transport

Although Australia’s tax-to-GDP ratio is low by international standards, no-one wants to discuss how we might pay for the improvements needed to …

How I got my driving licence without a test

<b>In many places you need to pass written and practical tests to get a driving licence - but not in Mexico City. For now, all you need here is a few papers and a bit of cash.</b><p>To be honest, I'd been putting it off for months. I'd heard it was easy to get a driving licence in Mexico City, but something …

Mexico City

Public transport holds key for clean cities, says study

Providing safer roads for pedestrians and cyclists encourages more people to get out of their cars<p><b>Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report has suggested.</b><p>It calculated that emissions from urban …

When a robot takes the wheel, who's in charge?

As an example, Collings points to the legal and ethical fallout over Google's Earth project where countless streetscapes were photographed to create …

General Motors

Give them the money, but Canberra should let the states decide

And federal politicians still need to get credit for funding projects. Otherwise, being politicians, they will direct taxpayers' money to where they …

Australia

Eurostar to Get First New Trains in 20 Years

Eurostar Group Ltd., the operator of high-speed trains under the English Channel, promises a “leap into a different league” with new e320 trains from …

Transport Minister backs commuters who beat the Opal man

But if they caught a bus for one stop during the middle of the day on Monday and Tuesday, ate lunch and returned on another bus an hour later, four …

Call for carbon tax savings to be invested in Mackay public transport

A north Queensland public transport operator says he hopes the State Government allocates some of the $30 million saved from the abolition of the …

Opal card switch confuses some Sydney train travellers but 'major delays avoided'

Some Sydney commuters say they have been taken by surprise by the scrapping of more than a dozen traditional train tickets to make way for a …

Nocookies

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The Cities That Spend The Most On Bike Lanes Later Reap The Most Reward

Investing in a network of fully separated bike lanes could save cities huge sums in the long-term. But too little investment in wimpy infrastructure could actually decrease enthusiasm for cycling.<p>For every dollar spent to build new separated bike lanes, cities could save as much as $24 thanks to …

Bike Lanes

The 100 "Best" Books on City-Making Ever Written?

I usually don't associate happiness with things, "stuff," material goods, but I have to admit that there are few things that make me happier than my …

7 Deadly Sins of Staff Meetings | Inc.com

Your intentions are admirable: Because you know how important it is to bring employees together to discuss key business issues, you schedule regular staff meetings.<p>But simply putting people together in one room does not make for a fulfilling experience. Too many staff meetings are so boring and …

Employment