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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

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

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

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

Is cycling on roads getting safer?

Is cycling on roads getting safer?

The risk of riders dying on Australian roads is declining but there's still a lot to be done to make cycling safer; better infrastructure is at the top of the list

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

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 cycling on roads getting safer or more dangerous?

Is cycling on roads getting safer or more dangerous?

The probability of getting killed while cycling on the road in Australia is declining in "real" terms. However progress with serious injuries doesn't seem to be as positive

Will politicians ever do anything real about cars in our cities?

Will politicians ever do anything real about cars in our cities?

Politicians like to give the impression they're taking action to prepare our cities for growth but it's mostly rhetoric; they continue to avoid taking serious action to address the role of cars

Is more public transport the answer to traffic congestion?

Is more public transport the answer to traffic congestion?

A new report projects congestion is likely to continue increasing in Australian cities. There are the predictable calls for more public transport but, like motorways, transit won't reduce congestion

Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Is it just vehicles or are MAMILs killing themselves too?

Cycling fatalities are declining in Australia in absolute terms and especially in "real" terms. But MAMILs beware; a new study finds almost a third of all deaths while cycling are from natural causes

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Cycling is riskier than driving but contrary to popular wisdom the long term trend in the number of riders killed on Australian roads is downward (but not such good news for MAMILs)