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Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

The average one-way commute could increase by 28 minutes by 2030 according to Melbourne's Herald Sun. Sounds horrendous but it's scary tabloid journalism

Is walking to work the way to go?

Is walking to work the way to go?

Walking accounts for only a small share of journeys to work but has enormous potential. Its great advantage is it doesn't require huge licks of money for specialised infrastructure

Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

The Prime Minister's vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government's thinking on cities policy

Do a third of Melbourne workers really commute by public transport?

Do a third of Melbourne workers really commute by public transport?

Half of all commuters in Sydney and more than a third in Melbourne travel to their job by public transport according to The Age. Sounds wonderful, but unfortunately Fairfax got it wrong

How easy would it be to shift commuters out of their cars?

How easy would it be to shift commuters out of their cars?

New research finds over half of Australian workers say they'd likely use public transport if it were better. But is it just a simple matter of spending more to improve trains, trams and buses?

What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

What’s the best city in Australia for cycling?

The Guardian reckons Melbourne and Adelaide are Australia's best cycling cities with Darwin and Sydney making a late surge. Is that right? Can we even define the "best" city for riding?

Are there issues that don’t warrant consultation?

Are there issues that don’t warrant consultation?

The received wisdom these days is the structure of big cities should be 'polycentric' rather than 'monocentric'. It's apparently so self-evidently desireable there's no need to consult with the public!