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How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

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

Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

The popular idea that outer suburban workers spend two or more hours a day commuting is exaggerated. The key issue isn't time but how far they commute and how they get there

Are there too many Councils in Australian cities?

Are there too many Councils in Australian cities?

Many argue the large number of urban Councils favours local interests over metropolitan objectives, especially in planning. There's a case for rationalising the number and powers of Councils

Cities: can the politics be taken away from politicians?

Cities: can the politics be taken away from politicians?

There are numerous calls to "de-politicise" strategic land use and infrastructure decisions by putting them at arm's length from state and local government politicians

Will changing management arrangements give us better cities?

Will changing management arrangements give us better cities?

Almost everybody, it seems, from political parties to academics, think tanks and planning experts, reckons the key priority for improving planning and public transport in Melbourne is to reform the way they’re managed. The clamour for revised governance arrangements in order to effect reform has been increasing in Melbourne, with groups like the Committee for […]