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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

Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?

Will capping the number of bottle shops contain family violence?

Alan DaviesApr 18, 20163 Comments

A Melbourne Council opposes a new Dan Murphy's packaged liquor outlet because its concerned it would increase the number of family violence incidents within the municipality

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 20166 Comments

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport - those who might use it only to go to the footy - is a key way of building community support for system improvements

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 11, 20164 Comments

New data shows cycling is already much more important than policy-makers recognise. More trips are made by bicycle on a weekday in Melbourne than are made by either tram or bus

How safe is cycling on roads in Australian cities?

How safe is cycling on roads in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 4, 20163 Comments

Cycling on roads in large cities like Melbourne is much more likely to get you killed than driving, but the risk is still extremely low and the individual and social benefits are high

How much time do we really spend on work-related travel?

How much time do we really spend on work-related travel?

Alan DaviesMar 23, 20166 Comments

The duration of the average work-related trip in Melbourne is consistent with other large world cities in developed countries but the average doesn't show there's considerable variation by mode

Is the Grand Prix worth dropping $60 million a year on?

Is the Grand Prix worth dropping $60 million a year on?

Alan DaviesMar 17, 201619 Comments

The benefits from this year's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park won't be remotely commensurate with the circa $60 million subsidy it demands from Victorians

Melbourne fantasy rail map 2047

Melbourne fantasy rail map 2047

Alan DaviesMar 9, 201611 Comments

It seems everyone loves a 'fantasy' map of how the rail network in their city might look in a parallel universe of more money. This is a vision of what Melbourne could look like in 2047

Should we be building new rail lines up in the air?

Should we be building new rail lines up in the air?

Alan DaviesMar 3, 20167 Comments

It would be a pity if the "Sky Rail" brouhaha in Melbourne over removal of level crossings were to damage the potential use of elevated rail for totally new rail lines in all Australian cities

Damming an urban river for a damn motorway? Seriously?

Damming an urban river for a damn motorway? Seriously?

Alan DaviesDec 18, 20156 Comments

'River may be dammed for new tollway' says The Age. Either Victoria's Andrews Government has jumped the shark after just one year in office or Fairfax is getting further and further out of its depth