Posts tagged with 'Sydney'
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The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report
The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report
Bold action on climate change could deliver $26 trillion in cumulative economic benefits by 2030, according to a new report by the New Climate Economy (NCE). Without immediate action to cut emissions, the costs of “runaway” climate change will be severe: ...
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TheCityFix Picks - October 9th: CicLAVia Draws 100,000, Jo'burg Grows its BRT, "Mini BRT" for India
TheCityFix Picks – October 9th: CicLAVia Draws 100,000, Jo’burg Grows its BRT, “Mini BRT” for India
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
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Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
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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7 Ways to Improve Sydney's E-Ticketing System
7 Ways to Improve Sydney’s E-Ticketing System
Last month, the State Minister for Transport announced that Sydney’s new integrated public transport ticketing system, the Opal Card, would begin operating in late 2012. (See here for a list of other names considered for the new contactless smartcard ticketing system. Ideas ...
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Sydney Light Rail Extension Delayed Until 2014
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. ...
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Stores Ditch Shopping Carts to Discourage Vehicle Use
Stores Ditch Shopping Carts to Discourage Vehicle Use
The Sydney City Council voted on Wednesday to ban trolleys (shopping carts) at a local market, citing shoppers’ propensity to load up carts with far more food than they can carry, and then rely on a car to get home. The ...