Zombie planning ideas

Not a real zombie...

This is a day late, but I wouldn’t want to let Halloween pass without joining in the spirit of the walking dead.

So here’s my starter list of urban policy ideas and misconceptions that should be dead but are still staggering, walking or, in most cases, still running full pelt:

  • Freeways solve traffic congestion
  • Public transport solves traffic congestion
  • Drivers would willingly change to public transport if only it were better
  • Cars are irredeemably bad – they have no role in making transport more sustainable
  • The suburbs are dormitories – most jobs are in the city centre
  • There’s heaps of spare infrastructure capacity in the inner city and suburbs
  • Buses aren’t real public transport – real transit runs on tracks Read the rest of this entry »