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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, 201711 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

Is a $2 tax on Uber and taxi trips over the top?

Is a $2 tax on Uber and taxi trips over the top?

Alan DaviesAug 24, 20164 Comments

Victoria will put taxis and Uber on a common footing with light regulation. It will impose a $2 per trip tax on both modes to fund compensation for taxi license owners

Is urban transport too expensive?

Is urban transport too expensive?

Alan DaviesAug 23, 2016

The Australian Automobile Association reckons transport - especially driving - costs too much: it says households spend a "staggering" 13.3% of their weekly budget on transport

Should commuters pay to park at the station?

Should commuters pay to park at the station?

Alan DaviesJul 20, 201614 Comments

Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step should be to charge for it

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