Lawful Stupid, also known as Lawful Analis for people who may call themselves Lawful Neutral or Lawful Good but lean toward such rigid adherence to the law that anybody who breaks any law, anywhere, for any reason, is the enemy.
Is Sydney more pain than gain? Last week, the normal minute drive to Coogee Beach took me a ridiculous one hour in traffic. As I sat nestled between Moore Park Golf Course and the Supacentre, I questioned why it was taking 25 extra minutes to travel a couple of hundred metres. And the cause of that delay?
The Anzac Parade light rail construction. Someone thought it would be a great idea to merge four lanes of traffic into one. On a major thoroughfare. The journey for anyone not living in the eastern suburbs is similar to that time when Frodo trekked to Mordor to destroy the ring.
AAP To be frank, traffic congestion and poor public transport routes are killing Sydney. Geoffrey Clifton, senior lecturer in transport and logistics management at the University of Sydney, agrees.
While Mr Clifton believes public transport has improved slightly over the last five years, he says city planners have fallen victim to an antiquated approach that has resulted in more traffic.
People need to be able to get from anywhere to anywhere. AAP Unfortunately there is no simple solution. Geographically, Sydney is not without problems. The beautiful hills and bays we love make roads and public infrastructure a pain to implement.
Introducing public transport to coastal areas is also a notorious pain in the proverbial when it comes to residents. There was talk of extending the Bondi Junction line to Bondi itself, but the residents complained it would lead to high-rises and change the area too much.
Or even get to it. News Corp Australia To add insult to injury, Australian cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth invested in their public transport earlier, so the benefits are being felt today. While Sydney has a number of projects in the pipeline, the Circular Quay to Randwick light rail for example, it will be years before traffic is decreased.
And by then, Sydney will have another population growth to contend with. Infrastructure Australia suggests that an extra 2.
So what is the solution? Mr Clifton believes all Sydneysiders should be fighting for better roads and public transport. Continue the conversation in the comments below or with Raffaella Ciccarelli on Twitter.In less than a decade, activism against the fossil fuel industry has exploded across the globe.
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