The Ryan Independent

Commentary on global, federal, state and local issues from Brisbane's western suburbs

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Entries Tagged as 'Public transport & traffic congestion'

Traffic warning: pork barrels on roads.

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

I have the following questions for the Coalition concerning their road funding announcement yesterday. 1. Why is there not a single dollar for any form of infrastructure to support any form of public transport for the western approaches to Brisbane? 2. How sensible is it to spend $4.4 billion – enough to build about 4 [...]

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Sunday morning miscellany.

November 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

For a change, this morning I’ll comment just in brief on four items from this morning’s media: 1. Labor first-home buyer tax breaks. In its version of the Government’s first-time home-buyer scheme, Labor also takes an unimaginative and not very effective path. Houses will not be made more affordable by policies that bid up house [...]

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Local telecommuting.

November 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Australia’s cities struggle with traffic congestion, with Brisbane’s western corridor clearly coping badly. Everyone has an awareness that trundling into town in 1,500 kg of steel, with no passengers, using an expensive liquid whose price is increasing and supply is insecure, is not very sensible. This is before we even touch the issue of greenhouse [...]

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The tide has turned on balancing economy and environment.

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

Last night’s Candidates Forum organised by Sustainable Jamboree saw all Ryan’s candidates attend (except Neville Solomon of the CEC), together with some of the candidates from Oxley, two sitting Senators and one Senate candidate. All the responses will be available as video on the web, via YouDecide2007, so you can be a virtual audience member [...]

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A Western Suburbs Elevated Busway

October 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Posts

The elevated section of the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles shown here is a design we could emulate in the Western suburbs. It has four lanes for high-occupancy vehicles. We should investigate building an elevated busway along the Western Freeway and Centenary Highway, with feeders from suburbs along the route. Starting with a green bridge [...]

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