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What would happen if public transport use grew faster?

What would happen if public transport use grew faster?

Even with bullish projections for public transport growth, cars look set to remain the dominant mode in Australian cities. Much closer attention must be given to tackling motoring directly

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

What’s government done to make public transport better?

What’s government done to make public transport better?

A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessment of where to go with urban transport policy

Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?

Will simply building more public transport seriously suppress car use?

The Prime Minister’s enthusiasm for cities is welcome. Now he needs to come to grips with the painful reality of how ineffectual most of the fashionable urban policy prescriptions are

Will politicians ever do anything real about cars in our cities?

Will politicians ever do anything real about cars in our cities?

Politicians like to give the impression they're taking action to prepare our cities for growth but it's mostly rhetoric; they continue to avoid taking serious action to address the role of cars

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Is cycling so successful in Amsterdam because it’s as flat as a pancake?

Infrastructure is often cited as the explanation for Amsterdam's astonishingly high bicycle use. And so it is, but what gets overlooked is topography. Hilly cities can't do as well

Can the outer suburbs walk like the inner city?

Can the outer suburbs walk like the inner city?

Walking accounts for a large share of all trips in the inner city but translating that pattern to the outer suburbs isn't easy; there's more to it than simply increasing dwelling densities on the fringe

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

How does Sydney compare to Vancouver on travel?

How does Sydney compare to Vancouver on travel?

Vancouver is often cited as a city that does transport and planning right. Compared on a like-for-like basis, Sydney holds up pretty well when it comes to shares of public transport and active modes