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How is it cars had taken over the streets by 1976?

Car use grew rapidly in Australia in the immediate post-war era. By 1976 cars accounted for 70% of all commutes across the nation’s capital cities. It had all the hallmarks of an irresistible force

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Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

The standard of public debate around infrastructure projects seems to be constantly beset by misinformation around costs and revenues; there’s little to suggest it’s going to get better

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Has an acceptable case been made for this (road) project?

Victoria’s Auditor-General reckons the Government hasn’t properly assessed the unsolicited proposal from toll operator Transurban for the widening of CityLink and Tullamarine freeways

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Does ‘peak car’ mean traffic congestion is going away?

There’s a misconception that the passing of ‘peak car’ also means the passing of ‘peak traffic congestion’. That’s not true and hence demands for more motorways to combat congestion will persist

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Are the fines for lower level speeding offences too onerous?

Enormous numbers of tickets are issued each year for speeding. More than three quarters are for relatively low level offences yet the level of fines is punitive for ordinary households

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Should car share users pay for parking?

The City of Melbourne is considering a proposal to triple the number of on-street parking spaces reserved for car share by 2021. But it looks like Council won’t subsidise the cost of parking

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Would a world of driverless cars be all beer and skittles?

A speculation on some of the wider and less commonly cited changes – not all positive – that might happen in a would where autonomous vehicles have replaced human controlled vehicles

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How long before driverless vehicles take over cities?

Driverless vehicles offer huge potential benefits but it’s unlikely they’ll materialise soon. Besides the regulatory and commercial obstacles, it’s still early days for the technology

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What’s going on with indexation of the fuel excise?

Senator Di Natale is insisting the Government must fund public transport if it wants the Greens to support indexation of the fuel excise. There are some interesting aspects to this ongoing saga

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Is cruising for parking really a key cause of traffic congestion?

It’s a truism that drivers cruising for on-street parking are a significant cause of traffic congestion. But on closer inspection it looks like a meme that’s jumped the fence and gone feral

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