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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

Have we passed peak car (parking)?

Have we passed peak car (parking)?

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

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won't change that by much, but there's hope

Should removal of this level crossing get priority?

Should removal of this level crossing get priority?

Two deaths this week at a Melbourne level crossing prompted calls to prioritise its removal. But it's a much more complex decision; there are other important issues to take into account

What should we be doing now to prepare for driverless cars?

What should we be doing now to prepare for driverless cars?

If our cities are going to benefit from the transformative potential of autonomous vehicles, we need to start building a consensus now that they should be implemented strictly as shared vehicles

Do multi-storey carparks at railway stations make sense?

Do multi-storey carparks at railway stations make sense?

Building car parks at rail stations might seem like a smart idea if it gives more travelers the opportunity to use trains for most of their journey. But it's costly and isn't likely to drive patronage

Does getting to work take way too long?

Does getting to work take way too long?

Bill Shorten's claim that most workers spend excessive time traveling to work by car isn't true. The key issue isn’t time; it's how many kilometres workers commute and what mode they use

Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?

Are walking and cycling as green as we imagine?

Recent research concludes carbon emissions from walking are very large - around the same as taking the bus - and it's mainly down to what we eat. As usual, it's not that simple

The bridge: does it have to carry cars to be successful?

The bridge: does it have to carry cars to be successful?

A new car-free bridge in Brisbane shows that strategically selected investment in bus, bicycle and walk infrastructure can have a huge effect on how people travel and where they choose to live

Is managing transport in cities really a no-brainer?

Is managing transport in cities really a no-brainer?

Those popular comparisons of cars against sustainable modes look like a no-brainer. But most of them are highly misleading in the Australian context because they only apply in limited situations