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Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Could the average trip to work nearly double by 2030?

Alan Davies June 22, 2017 4 Comments

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 it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

Is it true high visibility clothing doesn’t help cyclists?

Alan Davies July 2, 2014 18 Comments

There's an emerging meme that high visibility clothing doesn't make cycling safer. In some circumstances that's probably true but in most situations being easily seen still makes good sense

Should drivers give up roadspace for cyclists?

Should drivers give up roadspace for cyclists?

Alan Davies March 26, 2013 18 Comments

The Herald-Sun and the RACV are united in their opposition to plans by Melbourne Cty Council to take roadspace in the CBD away from cars and give it to cyclists. Do they have a case?

Do public transport fares cost too much?

Do public transport fares cost too much?

Alan Davies February 21, 2013 36 Comments

Governments with the spine to increase transit fares in real terms should be applauded, not pilloried. Public transport is already very heavily subsidised financially but desperately needs more money

Is the Transport Department coming out on outcomes?

Alan Davies September 19, 2011 2 Comments

I don’t ordinarily read annual reports but this story in Melbourne’s Herald-Sun acknowledged its source was the Victorian Department of Transport’s 2010-11 annual report. The newspaper noted a 3.4% increase in reported crime on Victoria’s public transport system in 2009-10. Much to my surprise, the paper acknowledged up front that patronage had also increased over the period, by […]

Is News Ltd bringing discussion about cities to a standstill?

Alan Davies July 30, 2011 5 Comments

One of the more bizarre examples of ‘story manufacturing’ in the media I’ve seen for a while  – and we regularly have some doozies – went down in News Ltd papers right across Australia on Friday. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph ran a front-page story headlined Congestion road tax on drivers is highway robbery. The lead para […]