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Is this underpass promise under-developed?

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

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

A Bicycle Boulevard for Melbourne?

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

Why has walking to school stumbled so badly?

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

Do motorways help make cycling safer?

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

Do we need a wider focus than traffic 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

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.

The road space taken by cars

The road space taken by cars

There are plenty of visual comparisons around showing the amount of road space taken by cars relative to buses and trams. Haven't ever seen it put like this before, though