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Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Is it time our cities got Cycle Superhighways?

Alan DaviesMay 11, 20168 Comments

The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is promising to follow in the tracks of Boris Johnson and build more Cycle Superhighways. It's time we did too

What's the cost of cycling vs driving?

What's the cost of cycling vs driving?

Alan DaviesMay 10, 20165 Comments

The social costs of cycling are much lower than those of driving but according to a recent Danish study it's not because of reduced pollution or emissions

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are

Is decentralisation the answer to cities that are "too big"?

Alan DaviesMay 9, 20168 Comments

Regional development and decentralisation are rhetorical favourites of Australian politicians but they're really promoting regional sprawl over suburban sprawl

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Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist last month

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist last month

Alan DaviesMay 5, 20162 Comments

Including infrastructure costs, elevated rail, Calatrava's NY rail station, fantasy rail, parking, cycling, sports stadia, High Speed Rail, Grand Prix, Fairfax clickbait, empty homes, dwelling diversity, and more

What to do about schools and

What to do about schools and "rich switch"?

Alan DaviesMay 4, 20165 Comments

Some parents are avoiding "undesirable" local primary schools and sending their children to out-of-zone schools. That has a raft of ill effects but there are no easy solutions

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Alan DaviesMay 3, 20161 Comment

The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic - the fashion for very dark tinting of car windows threatens the potential of cycling

Turnbull's Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Turnbull's Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Alan DaviesMay 2, 20164 Comments

The Prime Minister's vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government's thinking on cities policy

How should our cities prepare for self-driving vehicles?

How should our cities prepare for self-driving vehicles?

Alan DaviesApr 27, 201614 Comments

City managers aren't doing much to get ready for self-driving vehicles yet the signs are they'll be ready to use on public roads very soon - as autonomous buses and trams

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Alan DaviesApr 21, 201615 Comments

There's pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can't be justified

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201610 Comments

New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel