The City of Perth has announced temporary road closures in Northbridge to facilitate New Year’s Eve celebrations.
William, James, Lake and Roe streets will be closed between 4.00pm, Friday 31 December 2021 and 5.00am, Saturday 1 January 2022, as shown on the map below.
Active towing will begin from 3.00pm, Friday 31 December 2021, with associated costs to be paid by the vehicle owner prior to the release of the impounded vehicle.
A dedicated on-demand transport rank will be located on Melbourne Street. The Melbourne Street taxi rank will be a one-way loop with the southbound lane closed as part of the Roe Street Development road closures and construction works.
The NSW Government is committed to helping private businesses, not-for-profits, and local councils bridge the cost to transition their fleets to electric passenger, light commercial or sports utility vehicles. NSW Government will invest $105 million via a competitive reverse tender auction process to assist this transition. NSW Government has launched the Drive electric NSW EV fleets incentive, helping private businesses, not-for-profits, and local councils across the state accelerate their transition to EVs at a lesser cost while lowering state transport emissions.
Uber has Melbourne Airport in their bed, as they have colluded to kick taxis from their own home. Melbourne Airport has sanctioned this rideshare giant the upper hand, as they will now have priority over taxis by surmounting the taxi rank in front of Terminal 2 and some of Terminal 4.
Taxis will be left to go to mainly Terminal 1. This innate decision will ultimately make it harder for those with a disability to travel to their destination by coercing them to navigate a maze of obstacles to reach wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Melbourne Airport is changing where arrival passengers can locate taxi and rideshare services. And disabled passengers will suffer the greatest - as they will be forced into an obstacle course merely to reach their wheelchair accessible taxi.
Taxi services account for 70% of all trips out of Melbourne Airport yet the Airport is making an Uber rank front and centre as passengers leave the terminals and thereby pushing taxi services hundreds of metres away at terminal 1 and upstairs at terminal 4.
This appears to be a secretive commercial arrangement between Uber and Melbourne Airport.
No disability groups were consulted prior to this decision being made.
Emissions from road transport account for 10 per cent of global emissions – and that number is rising faster than any other sector, as highlighted in the latest Global EV Outlook report.
Developed nations around the world, including the United Kingdom and Canada, have already pledged to phase out sales or registrations of new internal combustion engine cars by a certain date - but Australia has not. Nowhere near the finish line.
Despite being one of the world’s leaders in renewable energy research and innovation, Australia’s vehicle emission standard is still based on the European Emission Standard five, which is now over a decade old. More than 80 per cent of the global car market now follows 'Euro Six' vehicle emission standards, including Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea, China, India and Mexico.