Road traffic has fallen more in Portugal than in any other European country in the past 15 months. Financial Times correspondent Peter Wise reports on why empty roads provide a revealing insight into the depth of the country’s recession.

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New Zealand’s transportblog speculates on a similar outcome for their Roads of National Significance either under construction or due to begin construction in the next few years.

Meanwhile, over at Planetizen, Brent Toderian, who spent some time in Auckland, provides “Three Quick Wins for Auckland (or Any City’s) Walkability.”

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