Flashback Saturday: The strange side effects of parking subsidies

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Peter was originally published in May 2016. Parking policies are frequently bizarre. Parking is, after all, a private good – it is both rivalrous (two cars can’t park in the same space at the same time) and excludable (if you don’t want someone parking in your space, you can keep them out).…
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Flashback Sunday: Additional Harbour Crossing ill-considered and over-rushed

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Patrick was originally published in May 2016. We are increasingly concerned that Auckland is in the middle of very poor process where by far the nation’s biggest ever infrastructure project is being forced along and at ill-considered speed without anything like the level of public participation nor detailed analysis that it should have.…
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Flashback Saturday – Is less congestion actually a good thing?

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Matt was originally published in July 2014. It almost goes without saying that congestion is a terrible thing, so bad that it justifies the spending of massive amounts of public money as well as the impact on our cities from widening and building new transport infrastructure to rid ourselves – or at least reduce the level of – this terrible thing that is congestion.…
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