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East West Link: twin nightmares over Melbourne’s freeways

It’s turning into a bad dream for the Government, but Melbourne’s East West Link is also turning into a nightmare for Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says guest writer Andrew Herington

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Can we make our roads as safe as Sweden’s?

Sweden’s outstanding road safety record is widely attributed to its Vision Zero program. It doesn’t necessarily follow though that we would achieve the same success by replicating its approach

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How much extra does it cost to commute by car?

A new study concludes Australian workers who live in the suburbs and drive to work in the CBD could save a fortune if they used public transport instead. But it’s a choice most workers don’t have

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East-West Link: why have these advisers just quit?

The Napthine Government’s new motorway took another blow last week when members of the Plan Melbourne Advisory Committee resigned in protest. But why so late and so publicly?

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Should we expect public transport to perform like a car?

Public transport provides significant social benefits. But we shouldn’t expect it to be as convenient or as fast as a car. It’s not private transport; it’s public (i.e. shared) transport

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Are older drivers really at the end of the road?

The number of elderly drivers is increasing rapidly and so is the number who have to give up driving. Sorting out who can drive and how to give mobility to those who can’t is a big challenge

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Why do fewer young adults have a driver’s license?

The proportion of young adults with a driver’s license has fallen in the US and other countries. Many explanations are mooted but new research suggests it’s mainly due to economic factors

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Is more transport infrastructure all our cities need?

Australia’s capital cities face enormous growth pressures. Will building more motorways and rail lines be enough to ensure they can grow while remaining liveable?

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Do road and transit authorities see the same world?

Two organisations reporting to the same Minister reckon the relative shares of travel by public transport and cars will be very different in the future. One builds roads; the other builds rail lines

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Can scooters make our cities work better?

Scooters have enormous potential as a sustainable and efficient mode of urban transport. However increasing their mode share will likely cause conflict with both motorists and cyclists

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