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ALAN DAVIES | March 25, 2014 | CYCLING | 7 |

Did the Q&A panel get it right on cycling?

The idea promoted on Q&A last night that cyclists need to be physically separated from motorists at all times sounds sensible; but it could be a dangerous idea for urban cycling

ALAN DAVIES | March 24, 2014 | TRANSPORT - GENERAL | 10 |

Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

The popular idea that outer suburban workers spend two or more hours a day commuting is exaggerated. The key issue isn’t time but how far they commute and how they get there

ALAN DAVIES | March 21, 2014 | CYCLING | 15 |

Is the “menace of urban cycling” all about sprawl?

The Australian weighed in to the “dooring” debate on Friday with an editorial titled The menace of urban cyclists. The paper says our sprawling cities mean cyclists can’t expect more from drivers

ALAN DAVIES | March 19, 2014 | CYCLING | 19 |

What can be done to stop cyclists getting “doored”?

The dooring of another cyclist this week highlights the need to find a better solution to this growing problem. It’s time cyclists got the same priority in access to road space as motorists get

ALAN DAVIES | March 17, 2014 | PUBLIC TRANSPORT | 8 |

Is transit winning the transport battle in the US?

New data shows public transport use in the US in 2013 was the highest it’s been since 1956. But that should be small comfort – compared to cars, public transport use in the US is still piddling

ALAN DAVIES | March 12, 2014 | MISCELLANEOUS | 28 |

Is it time to give up on Melbourne’s F1 Grand Prix?

This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix is expected to cost Victorian taxpayers around $50 million. Despite what the Government says, the economic benefits are trifling compared to the cost

ALAN DAVIES | March 11, 2014 | CYCLING | 31 |

Is it high time push bikes were registered?

Radio 3AW drive time host Tom Elliott reckons it’s “high time those who ride pushbikes pay a form of registration similar to that incurred by the owners of engine-powered vehicles”

ALAN DAVIES | March 09, 2014 | ENERGY & GHG | |

GHGs: long-term change in three charts

A long-term perspective (back to 1000 CE) on global greenhouse gas emissions in three charts taken from State of the Climate 2014, published last week by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology

ALAN DAVIES | March 06, 2014 | ENERGY & GHG | 8 |

Getting warmer: the State of the Climate in five charts

Five charts from State of the Climate 2014 published this week by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, the third report in a biannual series monitoring long term trends in Australia’s climate

ALAN DAVIES | March 05, 2014 | CARS & TRAFFIC | 29 |

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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