Sydney has a bunch of money and big transport projects heading it’s way. This post is about how big spending and big projects need to be part of a grander urban transport strategy and need to maximise their value. The focus must be on improving connectivity enabling positive social and economic change. I don’t think the two big projects (Westconnex Motorway and the ‘SRT’ suburban metro) have been well thought through. Certainly, their aims are at best confused, if not purely hidden and opaque.
My response to this Guardian article about the conceptual idea for an London Underline.
A few ideas on tools for expressing your transport ideas, and some worthful asides on the pitfalls of forgetting humans in your ideas.