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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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What’s going on with indexation of the fuel excise?

Senator Di Natale is insisting the Government must fund public transport if it wants the Greens to support indexation of the fuel excise. There are some interesting aspects to this ongoing saga

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Infrastructure: is there more to it than just building more?

Australian cities need to build more transport infrastructure to accommodate growth but it’s not just about more roads and more rails; they also need to manage demand in smarter ways

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Are motorcycles the answer to urban traffic congestion?

Imagine if the streets of inner city Australia teemed with small, quiet motorcycles, scooters and bicycles with only the occasional car or truck. Imagine if they looked more like Hanoi than LA

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What costs society more: cars or trains?

The private cost of driving is much higher than taking public transport, but negatives like traffic congestion and road casualties mean the social cost of driving is similar to the public subsidy for trains and buses

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Is building new lines the key measure of progress with rail?

The measure of how well cities do in improving public transport isn’t just extra kilometres of track; it’s also how much extra capacity is provided in the public transport system as a whole

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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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Is driving reaching the end of the road in Sydney?

New data shows Sydneysiders are making fewer car trips. One possible explanation is they’re using the internet more for routine personal and work-related business tasks instead of driving

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Are Australians driving more (or a lot less?)

State and Commonwealth politicians should take a long and hard look at this chart from a recent Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport report. They should get it tattooed on their brains.

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The road space taken by cars

There are plenty of visual comparisons around showing the amount of road space taken by cars relative to buses and trams. Haven’t ever seen it put like this before, though

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