Tag Archives: Equity

Hazelbrook Station – “beautification” over accessibility

In my last post I looked at the “bridges to nowhere” on the Blue Mountains railway line –  the new pedestrian bridges built as part of the recently completed widening of the Great Western Highway, especially in the mid-mountains. These have all been … Continue reading

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The Blue Mountains’ “bridges to nowhere”

Imagine for a moment that you are able-bodied and healthy person out for a walk and you encounter a major barrier on your trip. Luckily there is an impressive-looking new bridge nearby. You can access and walk over it easily, … Continue reading

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Another small step for fare integration…

The recent partial integration of Sydney’s Metro Light Rail (MLR) ticketing with the MyMulti/MyZone system is another welcome if very modest step towards a true integrated ticketing and fares system for Sydney’s public transport. You can now use a MyMulti … Continue reading

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Paris and peripheral cities

In December I was a participant in an international roundtable on peripheral cities held in Paris. This was part of a seminar organised by FALP (an acronym from the French for “Forum of Local Authorities of the Periphery”) in conjunction … Continue reading

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Nowra’s take on Sydney’s fate well worth a read

For those who haven’t seen it yet, writer and playwright Louis Nowra’s latest essay “Who turned out the lights?” in the Weekend Australian Magazine is a pungent summary of Sydney’s major problems, their causes and the resulting social, cultural and … Continue reading

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Federal Infrastructure Funding Fallout III

Well, I said that I would outline some of the so-called “shovel ready” alternative transport projects the NSW Government could have nominated for Infrastructure Australia funding instead of the less-than-shovel-ready metro proposals that were put up. However, a lot has … Continue reading

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Federal Infrastructure Funding Fallout II

My last post discussed how NSW had fared relative to the other states in attracting transport infrastructure funding, particularly for public transport, in this week’s federal budget – which, in summary, was not very well.  It’s useful to look at … Continue reading

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