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The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 2017

The Urbanist Digest, Vol 2, 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 the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

The number of motorcyclists who've died on Victorian roads is up significantly in the first half of this year compared to last year. It's too early to say though if it's a permanent increase

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

Should cycling get a huge increase in funding?

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

Are Australians driving more (or a lot less?)

Are Australians driving more (or a lot less?)

State and Commonwealth politicians should take a long and hard look at this chart from a recent Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport report. They should get it tattooed on their brains.

Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

A draft Infrastructure Australia report says officially forecast traffic congestion is double what's actually happening; flawed methodology overstates the need for new urban roads

Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

The Victorian Government says it can't release the business plan for the East West Link because it would bid up tenderers' costs. But the Productivity Commission says that's nonsense

Do road and transit authorities see the same world?

Do road and transit authorities see the same world?

Two organisations reporting to the same Minister reckon the relative shares of travel by public transport and cars will be very different in the future. One builds roads; the other builds rail lines

What can we do about traffic congestion?

What can we do about traffic congestion?

A new report shows governments aren't doing enough to tackle traffic congestion. Cities can't build their way out of congestion - they need to address the demand for driving by charging for use of roads

Does Melbourne need a subway?

Does Melbourne need a subway?

Jeff Kennett and Peter Newman think creating a rail subway in Melbourne would be visionary, but it wouldn't address the key factors that drive public transport demand.