Posts tagged with 'congestion'
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Rome Restricts Car Use to Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality
With climate talks taking place in Durban this week, all eyes have been on South Africa. But whether climate discussions yield binding targets or not, cities around the world are suffering the very real consequences of greenhouse gas emissions and ...
Sydney's transport authority may offer free rides to lure more passengers. Photo by Beau Giles.
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney’s new infrastructure authority, Infrastructure New South Wales (Infrastructure NSW), is looking at a range of options to reduce peak hour congestion. At an industry conference on November 15, agency officials suggested providing free train fares between midnight and 7:00 ...
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Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Global Oil Demand Global demand for oil may peak before 2020 and fall back to 2010 ...
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Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Congestion is not an easy beast to tame for cities around the world. Building more roads and increasing the capacity of public transport does little to improve congestion, according to new research conducted in American cities and published by economists ...
A map showing tram lines in the west and southwest of Sydney. Photo by Quaidy.
Sydney Light Rail Extension Delayed Until 2014
On September 9, transport authorities announced that the extension of Sydney’s only light rail line would be delayed until 2014. Sydney newspapers asked how a 5.5-kilometer extension of light rail along an existing rail corridor could take four years to complete. ...
Monsoon rains can bring a city like New Delhi to a standstill. Photo by Shriya Malhotra.
Monsoons and Recurring Transport Nightmares for Delhi
Monsoons are a seasonal reality for Indian cities. These rains vary by region and extend from June to September. The rains are not heavy in all places and do not fall all the time. Yet every year, the experience for ...
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