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How does Sydney compare to Vancouver on travel?

Vancouver is often cited as a city that does transport and planning right. Compared on a like-for-like basis, Sydney holds up pretty well when it comes to mode share of public transport, walking and cycling

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Recap: all the doggone topics discussed by The Urbanist in May

Including the fashion for small dogs, dog box apartments, barking railway advertising, teaching old dogs to drive, two wheeler rottweiler, collaring the Greens on transport policy, watching a Doggies match, chasing cars, and a ruff deal for Sth Yarra…

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Which cities in the world are the most “bicycle-friendly”?

Ho hum. Another week, another list of the “world’s best cities”, this time ranked on bicycle-friendliness. The problem with the fashion for rankings is most times the lists just aren’t reliable

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Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in April 2015, including driving vs public transport, cycling to rail stations, designing memorials, living in high-rise towers, and more

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Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

A list of the articles published on The Urbanist in the previous month ranging across cycling, trains, favourite cities, heritage, major events, architecture, driving, skyscrapers and apartments

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Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?

Recent research concludes carbon emissions from walking are very large – around the same as taking the bus – and it’s mainly down to what we eat. As usual, it’s not that simple

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Which road users are most likely to end up in hospital?

Much of the public discussion around road safety is concerned with the number of deaths, but we shouldn’t overlook the huge number of road-related injuries, some of them extremely serious

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The “20 minute neighbourhood”: does it make sense?

The idea that every home should have local services and facilities within a 20 minute walk, cycle or public transport trip seems a no-brainer. But is it a worthwhile and realistic goal, or a dream?

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Bike share: when is enough…enough?

Despite its poor performance, the Victorian Government says it’s looking at expanding Melbourne Bike Share to the inner suburbs. Would it be throwing good money after bad?

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Cycling: it’s just not cricket, is it?

Another week, another attack on cyclists in the media; this time for riding in bunches, wearing lycra, and taking up space in coffee shops! There seems to be a deeper conflict of values in play here

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