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What the hell is a bloody

What the hell is a bloody "metro" anyway?

Alan DaviesDec 2, 20153 Comments

The term ‘metro’ is thrown around a lot in discussions of better public transport but there’s precious little consistency in the way it's used or consensus about what a metro actually is

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Alan DaviesNov 13, 2015

Including cycling, Turnbull's cities policy, bike share, train strikes, walkability, suicide barriers, clustering, CBD towers, a museum of architecture, and more

Do anti-suicide barriers really save lives? Yes!

Do anti-suicide barriers really save lives? Yes!

Alan DaviesSep 10, 20153 Comments

It’s often argued that anti-suicide barriers at jumping sites are a waste of time: those intent on killing themselves go elsewhere. However a recent study says barriers really do save lives

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

Alan DaviesAug 17, 20154 Comments

Back in 1951, public transport still dominated the journey to work in Australian cities. For example, it accounted for more than half of work trips in Melbourne; only 20% of workers commuted by car

Do we need a wider focus than traffic congestion?

Do we need a wider focus than traffic congestion?

Alan DaviesJul 7, 201516 Comments

VicRoads acknowledges that addressing traffic congestion needs a wider view than simply building more roads. Sure, but preparing cities for the future also needs a broader view than congestion

Are trips by public transport and by car the same?

Are trips by public transport and by car the same?

Alan DaviesJun 11, 201515 Comments

Cars dominate travel in Sydney for all trip lengths over one kilometre. Seriously increasing public transport's mode share is an enormous challenge; it will require making cars less attractive

Is driving quicker than taking the train?

Is driving quicker than taking the train?

Alan DaviesMay 21, 201543 Comments

Policy-makers should look at these numbers. Journeys made by car in Sydney are much faster than journeys made by train; they're a long way from being substitutes for each other

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month

Alan DaviesMay 14, 2015

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

Is rail performing at its peak in Australian cities?

Is rail performing at its peak in Australian cities?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201519 Comments

Like other Australian cities, Sydney's rail system is consciously designed with the capacity to accommodate brief peaks of intense demand. Smoothing the peaks would reduce costs significantly

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

Alan DaviesApr 10, 2015

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