Thursday, February 07, 2008

bigger trousers

Singapore has a marvellous public transport system - metro, bus and taxi, but the country is suffering with too many cars on their roads and is trying to remedy this with various solutions. One of which is raising the cost of entering the centre of the city. I know this would not work in Amman but we could certainly learn some other lessons from Singapore.

Their Minister of Transport wrote an excellent article on what they are trying to do but I especially like the following comment -

'It's like telling a person who's suffering from obesity that the solution is to buy bigger trousers.' - Transport Minister Raymond Lim on why Singapore will not be building more roads to ease traffic congestion. T


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