The future is very fucking expensive!

Chaser’s team did it once again!

Only the dead does not talk about soaring petrol prices these days. 1.70 per liter of unleaded mixed with ethanol (Folks! There is far more better application for C2H5OH!) is not a joke anymore. Last week TV showed how overcrowded public transport was struggling with rapidly increased number of commuters; and I especially remember an interview they took from a man who complained he could not afford to drive his V8 to work anymore. Sure, that’s the real issue.

And what is government doing? I’d say «nothing», but that would not be true as they are really up to something. Something, that Chaser’s team explained in just a few words

What’s the point of doing something indeed? Almost half of petrol retail price is going straight to the budget as a tax, the higher is price, the more money for government to spent on something very important. Like sorting rental accommodation shortage and house affordability crisis by releasing new land to builders. Somewhere in the desert, obviously.

An now let’s get serious. Today’s fuel price is not even a beginning. It is simply a very polite reminder that nothing should be taken for granted and nothing is obtained without a price. It is not yet too late to act and start seriously investing in public transport. Seriously enough for making the need in own car appear once a year, not more often, when a rental car would be perfect. And, which is most interesting, it is not a rocket science at all — relatively low population density in Australia could be a very positive factor as large residential areas could be covered by a network of buses or minibuses, or even electric of mini-electric buses (see TrolleyBus) without reinventing a wheel by calling it «Euro-style metro». By the way, European style metro is not what they want to build in Sydney at all. Of course, CityRail should be kicked to stop their train from being broken every day (take a look at proper European style metro. For instance, in Moscow or Saint-Petersburg, metro is already running over its capacity, but they still get the train every 90 seconds and nobody can remember when, if ever, trains have been stopped or delayed because of breakdown. Come on, train is a big heavy thing made from steel, it simply could not break!) . Introduce toll-free passage on Bridge for those who carry more than two passengers. Promote free or discounted parking in the City to them.

These are very simple actions and the question is why nothing like that has not been already done?

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