The prodigious costs incurred by traffic congestion in Australia's urban centres will continue to surge, according to the latest data on our roadways from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economic (BITRE).

BITRE expects traffic congestion to cost the Australian economy $16.5 billion in 2015, and predicts that number will more than double to $37 billion by 2030, with our teeming, gridlocked cities invariably bearing most of the burden. In Australia’s most populous city of Sydney, traffic congestion is expected to cost $6.12 billion this year…