01 May '12, 4pm

Great read " Transport landscape reflects Singapore's income gap and rightwing idelogy

Thanks for writing this. Transport infrastructure is an aspect of urban design I am interested in. I agree that the costs of driving has to be adjusted, with one qualification. Yes, the costs of driving has to be adjusted upwards in order to direct services and design towards other transportation users, which have historically been de-prioritize. The consequence of prioritizing private car transportation over other forms of transportation have been profoundly deleterious to our city. Current transportation design, as you have rightly pointed out, is quite willing to speed driving experience up by minutes through costly yet needless construction projects (see Fort Canning Tunnel) or through the wholesale relocation of significant public (and poorer) estates (see upcoming Rochor Centre project). Prioritizing private car transportation isn’t forwarding thinking transport plan...

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