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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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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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Do political values help explain high cycling levels?

Cycling to work is high in the inner city and is concentrated in some parts. The vote for The Greens in Saturday’s election suggests shared values might be part of the explanation

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Does commuting ruin your life?

The journey to work is routinely portrayed as a social evil that’s bad for your health and for society. The reality is commutes aren’t that arduous and provide important private and social benefits

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Is home-ownership linked to unemployment?

New research on the US suggests high rates of home ownership are associated with high rates of unemployment over the long term. It’s getting a lot of profile but is it convincing?

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Is Los Angeles the best US city for commuting?

Los Angeles routinely ranks as one of the most congested cities in the US. Yet a new study says it offers greater accessibility to employment than any other metropolitan area in the country

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Do commutes take too long?

Time-consuming commutes are said to be bad for us but new data from the car-centric USA shows most commutes aren’t that long. The key problem with commuting isn’t time but how far we travel

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