Sydney should focus on baby steps to improving city transportation rather than getting caught up in Gatwick’s dream of self-driving taxis.
Last month Infrastructure NSW drew attention to the dire state of Sydney Airport access in a report identifying 70 projects and reforms crucial to the growth of NSW. It recommended the addition of substantial extra roadway to the airport, and more bus services, the latter to be introduced within the next five years.
A week later, Gatwick’s Airport Surface Access Strategy was released, a blueprint for an “intelligent” PT network that by 2030 might include some pretty out-there-looking jalopies including high-speed trains, Teletubby-like little driverless taxis and a range of electric buses (also without an actual person sitting behind the wheel).
Photo credit: An aerial view of Sydney Airport. Simon Clancy / Flickr.com