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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NZTA’s new “Investment Assessment Framework” – a (small) step in the right direction

The new Government Policy Statement sets a bold and far more balanced policy direction for transport in New Zealand than we have seen for decades. Its strategic direction is based around four key objectives: As well as setting the balance of funding across different areas, the other important thing the GPS does is identify the policy priorities that NZTA must give effect to through their funding decisions.…
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