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Topic: journey to work
Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible

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

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

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

Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

They're considerably less dense and lack decent bike share, but the inner parts of Australia's major capitals have surprisingly high cycling mode shares approaching the level of central Paris

Does the typical outer suburban worker have a long commute?

Does the typical outer suburban worker have a long commute?

Another look at the claim the typical outer suburban commuter travels over an hour to get to work. More detailed data confirms again that the great majority commute for less than an hour

How will we get to work in the future?

How will we get to work in the future?

Achieving even a modest increase in the share of urban work trips carried by public transport in the future will be extraordinarily hard and require new ways of thinking about transport

Are we doing enough to address the impact of cars?

Are we doing enough to address the impact of cars?

There’s a need for incremental improvements to support public transport in cities but by itself it’s not enough. We need to put much more effort into managing road-based transport better

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?