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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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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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Are we doing enough to address the impact of cars?

There’s a need for incremental improvements to support public transport in cities but by itself it’s not enough. We need to put much more effort into managing road-based transport better

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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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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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Is the potential of cycling for cities underestimated?

Cycling’s usually given a minor role in the future of our cities, but it has two big advantages. One is it’s a private mode of transport. The other is it’s low cost, both for travellers and tax payers

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What’s really putting the brakes on millennial’s driving?

The reasons for the drop in driving by 20-29 year olds seem self-evident to many. So too are the appropriate policy responses. But as is so often the case, it’s not that simple

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Does removing level crossings benefit public transport?

There’s a view that removing level crossings benefits traffic but not public transport. In fact both can benefit, however it has to be part of a strategic program to remove all crossings on a rail line

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