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Historical shares of motorised passenger travel by capital city, 1976 to 2019 (source data: BITRE)

What should we do to civilise driving?

Cars aren't going away so it's time to stop ignoring their downsides and take action to civilise them - make private vehicles smaller, slower, quieter, cleaner, and safer

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

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

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

There's an opportunity for the Victorian Government to recognise the key role Yarra Boulevard plays in supporting cycling in Melbourne by giving more of it to riders

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

There's an opportunity for the Victorian Government to recognise the key role Yarra Boulevard plays in supporting cycling in Melbourne by giving more of it to riders

 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

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

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

Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it's achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it's achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways

VicRoads acknowledges that addressing traffic congestion needs a wider view than simply building more roads. Sure, but preparing cities for the future also needs a broader view than congestion

Do we need a wider focus than traffic congestion?

VicRoads acknowledges that addressing traffic congestion needs a wider view than simply building more roads. Sure, but preparing cities for the future also needs a broader view than congestion

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 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.