Topic archives: Public transport

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

March 13, 2018 9

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

That was The week That was… w/e 12 November

That was The week That was… w/e 12 November

November 12, 2017 5

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism in the news over the week ending 12 November 2017

Does driving matter for a city’s liveability?

Does driving matter for a city’s liveability?

October 18, 2017 10

Driving will inevitably continue to have a huge impact on the liveability of Australia's growing cities - policy-makers must stop ignoring the car and start "taming" it

That was The week That was… w/e 8 October

That was The week That was… w/e 8 October

October 8, 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 8 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 3, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 3, 2017

October 5, 2017 1

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the September quarter 2017, including airports, public transport, cars and traffic, heritage, cycling, planning, memorials

That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

That was The week That was… w/e 24 September

September 24, 2017

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017

Weekend reading 23/24 September

September 22, 2017

Weekend reading 2/3 September

September 1, 2017

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

August 16, 2017 1

We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it's mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit's strengths lie elsewhere

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

August 1, 2017 15

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

June 30, 2017

A digest of all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in the June quarter 2017, including airports, transport, heritage, cycling, planning, health, infrastructure, housing, regions

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

April 27, 2017 11

The Andrews Government's decision to build Melbourne's North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn't be dismissed out of hand

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

April 11, 2017 12

The proportion of children driven to primary school has raced ahead over the last 30 to 40 years. The standard solutions won't change that by much, but there's hope

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

April 10, 2017 15

The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

Does the impact on trains kill the case for this road?

December 20, 2016 6

It's estimated Melbourne's proposed North East Link motorway will reduce train boardings by 25,000 per day - sounds awful, but as usual there's more to it

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

June 7, 2016 3

It's an ultra low-cost option with real potential to provide mobility in increasingly congested inner areas. Cycling warrants a massive increase in funding for infrastructure

Is the Greens’ transport policy mostly vote-bait?

Is the Greens’ transport policy mostly vote-bait?

June 6, 2016 6

Just like the major parties, the Greens' transport policy for the 2016 election is mostly about looking good rather than proposing policies that will make a real difference

Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

Turnbull’s Smart Cities Plan: is that all there is?

May 2, 2016 6

The Prime Minister's vaunted Smart Cities Plan is light on actions but it offers some interesting insights into the Government's thinking on cities policy

Managing excessive car use: what’s the low hanging fruit?

Managing excessive car use: what’s the low hanging fruit?

March 2, 2016 14

A study of urban form in the US concludes that increasing the density of population and employment is a slow way to significantly reduce car use compared to directly pricing driving

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

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

February 1, 2016 28

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