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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

That was The week That was…

That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 19 November 2017

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

Monday links

Monday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

(Good) Friday links

(Good) Friday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative, occasionally amusing, but most of all "good" links for anyone interested in cities

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in December

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in December

Including decking over freeways to create parkland, local hotels, congestion charging, driverless cars, innovation policy, Walkley Awards and policy, defining a metro, sprawling cities

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in June

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in June

Including food deserts, cities in the future, fuel excise, apartment standards, bicycle-friendly cities, driverless cars, public transport vs cars, cultural precincts, Sydney vs Vancouver, and more

Are driverless cars only a generation away?

Are driverless cars only a generation away?

It increasingly seems it's not if we'll be transported in driverless cars but when. There're lots of potential benefits but realising them will be hard. It's likely there'll also be some downsides

Would an in-vehicle ‘black box’ make the streets safer?

Would an in-vehicle ‘black box’ make the streets safer?

If every driver complied with the letter of the road law, the streets would be far safer places. One way to do that would be to make a ‘black box’ recorder mandatory in every vehicle