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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

How much extra does it cost to commute by car?

How much extra does it cost to commute by car?

A new study concludes Australian workers who live in the suburbs and drive to work in the CBD could save a fortune if they used public transport instead. But it's a choice most workers don't have

How has city travel changed over the last century?

How has city travel changed over the last century?

The long view of travel in Australian cities shows the rapid decline of public transport and the remarkable ascendancy of cars. The latter still overwhelmingly dominates urban travel

Will providing better transit be enough to cope with city growth?

Will providing better transit be enough to cope with city growth?

It might seem counter-intuitive, but you can’t increase public transport’s share of travel significantly unless you simultaneously do something about cars. Yet this simple relationship is usually ignored by governments and lobbyists alike. Back on 23 August I looked at the question of how our cities could grow larger but still be liveable. Public transport […]