Smart mobility alone is no substitute for strong policy leadership

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Smart mobility alone is no substitute for strong policy leadership

Postby Thoglette » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:33 pm

Smart mobility alone is no substitute for strong policy leadership

Marcus Foth, Professor of Urban Informatics, Queensland University of Technology, writes in The Conversation covering the usual opening steps in transport "debate"
1. Researchers state the bleeding obvious, again.
2. Government committee timidly makes some sensible recommendations
3. Clever young things pump their IPO price through utopian plans; abuse of the commons or plain old wage theft

Waiting for the next steps
4. Vested interests struggle to keep straight faces while telling us how any change would be inefficient and uneconomic.
5. Schlock jocks whine and make stuff up to boost ratings and personal ego
6. We keep on building more freeways and "free" car parking.
Stop handing them the stick! - Dave Moulton
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Re: Smart mobility alone is no substitute for strong policy leadership

Postby antigee » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:53 pm

not very amused by the cropping of the pic' that shows how much road space needed by car drivers versus cyclists or public transport - checking other versions readily available courtesy of Google at least 6 more rows of cars have been cut out by the dumb crop

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Re: Smart mobility alone is no substitute for strong policy leadership

Postby opik_bidin » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:21 pm

This illustrates it perfectly, which also happens here in Australia

IOt's not only how you move them, it's also how you place them.

https://twitter.com/martynschmoll/statu ... 8214810624

#northvan: “You spend hours in traffic ferrying yourself and your children around because your [neighborhood] has no shops; no pub; no doctor; no school; no jobs ... It's come about because planners allowed ... housing where car travel is the only option.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45956792

Researchers visited more than 20 new housing developments across England in what they say is the first piece of research of its kind.

They found that the scramble to build new homes is producing houses next to bypasses and link roads which are too far out of town to walk or cycle, and which lack good local buses.


Jenny Raggett, researcher at Transport for New Homes, said: "We were appalled to find so many new housing developments built around the car with residents driving for almost every journey.

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