Congestion on our streets costs us all time and money. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has quantified the increasing costs of congestion, projecting that they will increase from ~ $16 billion now to ~ $30 billion by 2030.

Image credit: BITRE
Image credit: BITRE
Source: https://bitre.gov.au/publications/2015/files/is_074.pdf

BITRE Traffic and Congestion Cost Trends (2 MB)

Solutions

As other world class cities have proven, the best way to decongest a city is to invest in infrastructure to support safe, active travel; and to introduce decongestion charges.