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Article: Adelaide’s looming traffic gridlock
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:04:11 AM »
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Adelaide’s traffic congestion has been steadily increasing over the past decade, and there’s no indication that this trend is going to end.

Our response as a city, with a few exceptions, has been either to bury our head in the sand or blame delays on everything but the obvious problem – there are too many cars on the roads.

Last week, a comprehensive and sensible examination of the problem by a local planning consultancy was sunk by a debate about one of the outside options they put on the table – a congestion tax.

Meanwhile, the Property Council and its fellow travellers continue a one-note campaign against the State Government’s poorly sold car park tax.

The general views seems to be that Adelaide doesn’t have a congestion problem or, if it does, it is entirely due to crazy new-fangled ideas like bus lanes,  bike lanes and price signals.

Both views are wrong – and will cost us dearly in the long run.

We either address the problem sensibly, or face the prospect of creating an unliveable city ...

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