Fuel Prices an opportunity for change

Increasing petrol prices have unsurprisingly remained a hot topic of conversation. Brian Fallow wrote an excellent piece on the subject last week. So why not give drivers a break? Because fuel prices are too low, not too high. This week we also received the latest, sobering report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), spelling out the adverse impacts we can expect from even another half a degree of global warming beyond the 1C we have generated already.…
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Induced Demand 101

CityLab have put together an excellent summary on the concept of induced travel demand, that we have discussed many times over the years. It’s a really good piece because it pulls together a lot of different points on induced demand into one place.…
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New infrastructure agency seems like a good idea

Last week Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones announced the creation of a new government infrastructure entity. It seems that much of the work this new entity will do is currently undertaken, poorly, by Treasury’s existing infrastructure unit. A new independent entity will be established so New Zealand gets the quality infrastructure investment it needs to improve long-term economic performance and social wellbeing, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced today.…
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