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Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in August

Including repurposing golf courses, cycle superhighways, rough sleeping, social isolation, Uber tax, tiny apartments, Olympic medals, super commutes, motorcycles, and more

Are motorcycles the answer to urban traffic congestion?

Are motorcycles the answer to urban traffic congestion?

Imagine if the streets of inner city Australia teemed with small, quiet motorcycles, scooters and bicycles with only the occasional car or truck. Imagine if they looked more like Hanoi than LA

Will we drive a whole lot less in the future?

Will we drive a whole lot less in the future?

We're driving a lot less than we did even ten years ago, largely because of changes in technology. Although cars will remain the main mode for a long time yet, we'll likely drive less in the future

Which road users are most likely to end up in hospital?

Which road users are most likely to end up in hospital?

Much of the public discussion around road safety is concerned with the number of deaths, but we shouldn't overlook the huge number of road-related injuries, some of them extremely serious

How ‘socially disordered’ are the places we live in?

How ‘socially disordered’ are the places we live in?

Almost 60% of Australian adults reckon there’s at least one social disorder issue in their local area. Top of the list are concerns about noisy vehicles, dangerous driving, rowdy behaviour and offensive language. These findings are from the latest release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) national Crime Victimisation Survey. It was conducted from […]

Should bus lanes be shared?

Should bus lanes be shared?

The Government’s announcement this week that motorcycles will be able to travel in the bus lane on Hoddle St for a six month trial period revealed a surprising diversity of views about who should and shouldn’t be able to travel in bus lanes. At present, only buses and bicycles can use the bus lane on […]

Should motorcycles have a bigger role?

Should motorcycles have a bigger role?

Public transport, cycling and hybrid cars get a lot of attention as responses to climate change and peak oil, but the potential of scooters and small motorcycles seems to pass largely unnoticed. That’s a pity because powered two wheelers are the mode of choice in places like Hanoi where fuel prices are very high relative […]