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Posts from the ‘Sustainable Transport’ Category

Shipping industry criticised for failure to reach carbon emissions deal

The Guardian, 29 October 2016
The world’s leading shipping organisation has been condemned by environmental campaigners and MEPs for its failure to urgently tackle the industry’s impact on climate change, after it agreed only to a partial reduction in harmful emissions from ships.
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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Warns of Oil Shortage

Wall St Journal, 19 October 2016
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Wednesday that the world’s oil industry would soon emerge from a crippling two-year slump but warned of an impending shortage of petroleum that could send crude prices up sharply.
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STC seminar- 11 October- “Cycling- high value, low cost strategic approaches”

STC seminar- 11 October- “Cycling- high value, low cost strategic approaches”
at Large meeting room, 43 Below Bar, 43 Barrack St Perth (or via Hay St Mall)

Presenter is Jon Offer, Special Projects Engineer at City of Stirling. Jon is passionate about making the world a better place for cyclists and has worked extensively with Stirling’s councillors and executive team to achieve ‘quick wins.’

Jon will discuss the City’s approach to formulating its Integrated Cycling Strategy.

Drink and food available.

Short STCWA AGM at 6.30pm.

Smart cities: does this mean more transport disruptions?

The Conversation, 9 August 2016
A plethora of new and personalised ways of getting around cities are emerging – electric bikes, motorised scooters, electric vehicles, car sharing and re-interpretations of the taxi by Uber. How might we realise the potential of these transport disruptions? How does the combination of culture, regulation and technology shape sustainable transport futures? The extent to which technologies align with social, political and policy norms is a critical factor in their uptake and success.
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Reclaiming the streets … for cars? Why Bucharest is reining in outdoor events

The Guardian, 4 August 2016
While cities around the world embrace pedestrianisation, Bucharest’s new mayor is blaming traffic on street events such as Via Sport, which closes a central boulevard to cars on weekends. Is the Romanian capital taking a step backwards?
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Make your comment on WA Govt’s Transport @ 3.5 Million plan

The WA Government’s new Transport @ 3.5 Million plan has just been released.

A three month comment period opened on 29 July 2016 and closes at 5:00 pm, 28 October 2016.

See this link for more information about the plan:
http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/projects/perth-transport-plan-for-3-5-million.asp

This is the link to the online survey form to provide your feedback:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2936193/DoT-PTP3-5-Public-Consultation-Survey

Here is a link to a PDF of the full report (large file warning- 19.2MB):
http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/projects/PROJ_P_Perth_Transport_Plan__full.pdf

Here is a link to a PDF of the summary report (large file warning- 10.2MB):
http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/projects/PROJ_P_Perth_Transport_Plan__Summary.pdf

Australia wind energy industry turns a corner – thanks to states

Renew Economy, 7 July 2016
The large scale renewable energy market in Australia appears to have taken off again, finally bringing to an end the three year investment drought that was the main legacy to the industry of the Abbott government. But the industry has state governments to thank, not the feds.
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City calls on jury of its citizens to deliberate on Melbourne’s future

The Conversation, 19 July 2016
In a political landscape where trust has been eroded and the public are for the most part disengaged and disillusioned, it is refreshing to see state and local governments leading in some areas of policy innovation. A prime example of this is the use of deliberative democracy approaches to support the development of policies and plans.
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Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Crikey- The Urbanist, June 2016
It’s an ultra low-cost option with real potential to provide mobility in increasingly congested inner areas. Cycling warrants a massive increase in funding for infrastructure.
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Route to a greener future includes zero-emission buses

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 5 July 2016
Every day, passengers at Foothill Transit’s Pomona Transit Center see something unusual: battery-electric buses pausing at the station to charge between dropping off and picking up passengers. Since 2010, these buses have been moving passengers through the cities of Pomona and La Verne with no pollution and no fossil fuels. Foothill Transit is just one of many transit agencies throughout California making the transition to cleaner buses. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), a key policy designed to prevent climate change, is creating real monetary value and helping to make zero-emission buses economically viable.
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