Alan DaviesMay 1, 20171 Comment
Those who cycle to work have better health prospects than those who commute by car or transit but it's unlikely all the public health benefits would scale up if a lot more of us cycled
Alan DaviesSep 29, 2016
Including repurposing golf courses, cycle superhighways, rough sleeping, social isolation, Uber tax, tiny apartments, Olympic medals, super commutes, motorcycles, and more
Alan DaviesJun 16, 2016
Cities are invariably much "bigger" than they seem. Administrative boundaries almost always fail to capture the full extent of a city's economic and social influence
Alan DaviesMar 23, 20166 Comments
The duration of the average work-related trip in Melbourne is consistent with other large world cities in developed countries but the average doesn't show there's considerable variation by mode
Alan DaviesMar 16, 20168 Comments
Politicians don't like to be too specific because it invites criticism and accountability, so both the Government and the Opposition are spinning the aspirational idea of "the 30-minute city"
Alan DaviesDec 31, 2015
A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more
Alan DaviesAug 25, 20157 Comments
Car use grew rapidly in Australia in the immediate post-war era. By 1976 cars accounted for 70% of all commutes across the nation's capital cities. It had all the hallmarks of an irresistible force
Alan DaviesAug 17, 20154 Comments
Back in 1951, public transport still dominated the journey to work in Australian cities. For example, it accounted for more than half of work trips in Melbourne; only 20% of workers commuted by car
Alan DaviesAug 12, 2015
Including the cost of infrastructure, what to do about traffic congestion, long commutes, car share, speeding fines, the growth of cycling, car parking, "dog box" apartments, and more
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