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Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Has Albo really found a congestion hollow log?

Alan DaviesJun 27, 20177 Comments

Anthony Albanese gets it wrong on traffic congestion. Australian cities need politicians who'll tell us what's really going on and what really needs to be done

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Alan DaviesApr 27, 201710 Comments

The Andrews Government's decision to build Melbourne's North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn't be dismissed out of hand

The problem with Transurban's proposed motorway

The problem with Transurban's proposed motorway

Alan DaviesMar 16, 20173 Comments

Guest writer Russell Smith sets out the arguments against Transurban's proposed Western Distributor motorway in Melbourne's inner west

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in cities?

Is it time for a 40 kmh speed limit in cities?

Alan DaviesFeb 16, 20177 Comments

It won't be easy politically, but living with cars in Australia's cities means "taming" them, starting with setting a default 40 kmh speed limit

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Alan DaviesJan 30, 201712 Comments

With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessment of where to go with urban transport policy

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Alan DaviesDec 20, 20166 Comments

It's estimated Melbourne's proposed North East Link motorway will reduce train boardings by 25,000 per day - sounds awful, but as usual there's more to it

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Is this motorway obviously a really stupid idea?

Alan DaviesDec 14, 201611 Comments

The Victorian government's proposal to build a major motorway in the suburbs is premature - but it highlights the need for a more mature discussion about the role of new roads

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Alan DaviesDec 1, 20165 Comments

Some progressives are concerned about the equity effects of congestion charging and are reluctant to support it. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Is it time to get serious about road pricing?

Alan DaviesSep 22, 20166 Comments

Recent positive comments by urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher indicate it's time for governments to actively pursue implementing road pricing in Australia

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Alan DaviesAug 31, 20162 Comments

The number of motorcyclists who've died on Victorian roads is up significantly in the first half of this year compared to last year. It's too early to say though if it's a permanent increase

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