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Shouldn’t all cities have a “cycle superhighway” plan?

Shouldn’t all cities have a “cycle superhighway” plan?

It might look like all political gain and no financial pain, but the WA Government's Cycling Network Plan is a valuable and important exercise that governments elsewhere should emulate as soon as possible

Is the Greens’ Transit City a good idea?

Is the Greens’ Transit City a good idea?

A "dispersed network" is the smart approach to public transport but politics means the Greens' Transit City plan for Perth leaves most of the important questions unanswered

Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

The WA Government says it will build a train line to Perth airport for $2.2 billion, but it makes no economic or social sense; as with Melbourne airport, there're much higher transport priorities

Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously?

Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously?

The Victorian Greens are promising to extend Melbourne's tram network in the run up to the State election, but the party has no business plan and has seriously underestimated the cost

Did Sydneysiders cycle more in the 1980s?

Did Sydneysiders cycle more in the 1980s?

There’s a long thread at Sydney Cyclist dealing with Rissell and Gillham’s contention that cycling has declined significantly in Australia since the 1980s. Rissell and Gillham say the number of cyclists dropped on a per capita basis “by 37.5% between 1986 and 2011.” I discussed some technical aspects of this issue on 22 June 2012, […]

Should Sydney, Adelaide and Perth go bikeshare?

Should Sydney, Adelaide and Perth go bikeshare?

If they’re tempted, other Australian cities should think long and hard before committing to bikeshare. If private investors are prepared to take on the risk that’s fine, but it’s highly unlikely they’re interested. The fact is bikeshare will only happen if taxpayers stump up most of the funds. Cities should ask themselves, first, if bikeshare […]

How liveable are our major cities?

How liveable are our major cities?

Adelaide is the most liveable capital city in Australia and Sydney is the least, according to a study released earlier this month by the Property Council of Australia. The Australian reports that Sydney might have the harbour, Opera House and Bondi, but most Sydneysiders live a long way from these attractions in less salubrious places […]

Why is public transport patronage increasing?

Why is public transport patronage increasing?

As the accompanying chart shows, public transport patronage has grown sharply in some of Australia’s capitals this past decade but the rate of growth has generally slowed significantly over the last 18 months. We’re accustomed to thinking that growth in patronage is driven by higher petrol prices but the chart indicates the explanation is probably […]

Is Darwin really Australia's most sustainable city?

Is Darwin really Australia's most sustainable city?

The ACF's Sustainable Cities Index seems to be more about getting publicity than adding to the stock of useful information