In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia’s population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
Toll roads are a short-term, stop-gap solution to fund infrastructure, but they don’t ensure an entirely efficient and equitable road system.
Congestion is a major source of frustration for road users and has worsened over time in most cities. One solution that is most often put forward is to build more roads, but does this approach work?