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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

Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?

Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?

It'll probably make sense one day, but the promised $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop is the wrong project at this time. There are much higher priorities. The Andrews government should be helped to back away from this careless and cynical commitment

Where to with transport in our capital cities?

Where to with transport in our capital cities?

The start of the year is an opportune time to take a big-picture view of the state of passenger transport in Australia’s major urban areas. The key challenge for policy-makers is to "tame" the car

Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population?

Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population?

For the last 14 years car travel in Melbourne grew slower than both population and public transport travel, but it's still increasing in absolute terms

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

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

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?

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

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

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

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