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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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How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

Back in 1951, public transport still dominated the journey to work in Australian cities. For example, it accounted for more than half of work trips in Melbourne; only 20% of workers commuted by car

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Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in July

Including the cost of infrastructure, what to do about traffic congestion, long commutes, car share, speeding fines, the growth of cycling, car parking, “dog box” apartments, and more

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Does getting to work take way too long?

Bill Shorten’s claim that most workers spend excessive time traveling to work by car isn’t true. The key issue isn’t time; it’s how many kilometres workers commute and what mode they use

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Why do commuters drive to work instead of taking transit?

The great majority of commuters in Australia’s major cities work in locations where public transport is so uncompetitive relative to cars they’re prepared to pay a big premium to drive.

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Does the typical outer suburban worker have a long commute?

Another look at the claim the typical outer suburban commuter travels over an hour to get to work. More detailed data confirms again that the great majority commute for less than an hour

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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

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How will we get to work in the future?

Achieving even a modest increase in the share of urban work trips carried by public transport in the future will be extraordinarily hard and require new ways of thinking about transport

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The helmet law and commuting in Sydney and Melbourne

A little more on the question of whether the helmet law deterred significant numbers of workers from commuting by bicycle. This time, some historical charts on cycling to work in capital cities

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Did the helmet law reduce commuting by bicycle?

Critics of the mandatory bicycle helmet law introduced in Australia in the early 1990s claim it significantly reduced cycling to work at the time. But did it? And if it did, was it such a big deal?

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