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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 and reliability 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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What will the Andrews government do for public transport?

Labor’s election costings are belated and skimpy but nevertheless provide an indication of its intentions with public transport in Melbourne. It’s plan is good, but it’s hardly ground-breaking

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Is it time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

The Napthine government says it’ll start building an airport rail line next term if wins this month’s Victorian election. Of course it’d be nice to have, but should it really be a priority at this time?

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Are cars the way to address outer suburban transport disadvantage?

Progressives should embrace the idea that the best way of improving the mobility of most very low income outer suburban residents is by assisting them with the high costs of driving

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The bridge: does it have to carry cars to be successful?

A new car-free bridge in Brisbane shows that strategically selected investment in bus, bicycle and walk infrastructure can have a huge effect on how people travel and where they choose to live

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Will we drive a whole lot less in the future?

We’re driving a lot less than we did even ten years ago, largely because of changes in technology. Although cars will remain the main mode for a long time yet, we’ll likely drive less in the future

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