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How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

Alan Davies November 15, 2017 4 Comments

Once the difficult transition period when human controlled vehicles are still common is over, a world of fully driverless vehicles should be a lot different from today

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Alan Davies November 14, 2017 8 Comments

It's time to consider if heavy vehicle driver licensing should require that applicants understand the risks they pose for others and are committed to protecting their welfare

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Alan Davies November 1, 2017 10 Comments

Politicans like to sell new roads and rail lines as the solution to traffic congestion but it's an illusion. There are no quick or politically easy fixes for peak-hour traffic

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

Alan Davies October 10, 2017 11 Comments

There are a number of key criticisms of congestion charging; they carry weight and must be addressed in implementation, but no, they're not fatal flaws

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Alan Davies October 4, 2017 6 Comments

Congestion charging shouldn't be peremptorily written off as inequitable without examining closely how it would work and who the likely winners and losers would be

Should public works be named after politicians?

Should public works be named after politicians?

Alan Davies September 7, 2017 2 Comments

No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians

Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

Alan Davies September 6, 2017 3 Comments

No, Daniel Andrews, you can't spend $1 Billion of public money to get rid of the East West Link and then be secretive about the case for the West Gate Tunnel

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Alan Davies August 15, 2017 2 Comments

More problems are coming to light with the proposed West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. The Government needs to do a better job of explaining and justifying this project

Have we passed peak car (parking)?

Have we passed peak car (parking)?

Alan Davies August 2, 2017 6 Comments

Australian city dwellers have passed peak travel (kilometres per capita) but it seems they haven't passed peak car ownership or peak parking

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Alan Davies August 1, 2017 15 Comments

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows