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Is rail performing at its peak in Australian cities?

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

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Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in March

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

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Did the ABC fact checkers get it right on train punctuality?

ABC Fact Check reckons the Napthine government’s claim of improved train punctuality on its watch is right and unhappy commuters are wrong. But the ABC’s methodology is flawed

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Could an Andrews government really deliver on this promise?

One of Victorian Labor’s key election promises is to remove 50 of Melbourne’s worst level crossings over 8 years. If it wins government it might’ve promised more than it can deliver

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Do barriers reduce the number of suicides?

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

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An Accumulation of links for urbanists

Including America’s most bikeable neighbourhoods, love trains, lost buildings, world’s most expensive train station, breakthrough technologies, and are shopping arcades the new laneways?,…

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Acts of (non) random kindness on trains

There’s plenty to complain about with cities but sometimes it’s refreshing to think about the positive things. In this project, train travellers are invited to report acts of kindness given and received

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Is improving public transport really this easy?

Fairfax contributor John Legge has a $35 billion vision for the future of public transport that’s proving popular with readers. Sadly, it’s not that simple.

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Is public transport winning the battle for commuters?

New Census 2011 data released yesterday shows public transport is on the rise for commuting and driving is waning. But there’s no guarantee the change will be sustained.

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What is public transport?

The draft report of Alan Fel’s Taxi Industry Inquiry released last week, Customers First, has a section (p64) discussing whether or not taxis are regarded as public transport. That might sound like it’s only of academic interest, but it has important policy implications. The Inquiry concludes they aren’t: The inquiry considers that taxis are not [...]

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