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Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer

Where to with transport in our capital cities?

Where to with transport in our capital cities?

The start of the year is an opportune time to take a big-picture view of the state of passenger transport in Australia’s major urban areas. The key challenge for policy-makers is to "tame" the car

Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population?

Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population?

For the last 14 years car travel in Melbourne grew slower than both population and public transport travel, but it's still increasing in absolute terms

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

Should CBD parking be buried?

Should CBD parking be buried?

Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn't have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

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

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

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

Does driving matter for a city's liveability?

Does driving matter for a city's liveability?

Driving will inevitably continue to have a huge impact on the liveability of Australia's growing cities - policy-makers must stop ignoring the car and start "taming" it

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

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?

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