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Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

Alan DaviesApr 25, 20178 Comments

Melbourne's move to all-night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights is certainly appealing but there are many other ways such a huge sum of money could be spent

Friday links

Alan DaviesMar 31, 20171 Comment

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

What's government done to make public transport better?

What's government done to make public transport better?

Alan DaviesFeb 13, 20177 Comments

A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne

What the hell is a bloody

What the hell is a bloody "metro" anyway?

Alan DaviesDec 2, 20153 Comments

The term ‘metro’ is thrown around a lot in discussions of better public transport but there’s precious little consistency in the way it's used or consensus about what a metro actually is

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in September

Alan DaviesNov 13, 2015

Including cycling, Turnbull's cities policy, bike share, train strikes, walkability, suicide barriers, clustering, CBD towers, a museum of architecture, and more

Do anti-suicide barriers really save lives? Yes!

Do anti-suicide barriers really save lives? Yes!

Alan DaviesSep 10, 20153 Comments

It’s often argued that anti-suicide barriers at jumping sites are a waste of time: those intent on killing themselves go elsewhere. However a recent study says barriers really do save lives

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

How popular were trains, trams and cycling in 1951?

Alan DaviesAug 17, 20154 Comments

Back in 1951, public transport still dominated the journey to work in Australian cities. For example, it accounted for more than half of work trips in Melbourne; only 20% of workers commuted by car

Do we need a wider focus than traffic congestion?

Do we need a wider focus than traffic congestion?

Alan DaviesJul 7, 201516 Comments

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 trips by public transport and by car the same?

Are trips by public transport and by car the same?

Alan DaviesJun 11, 201515 Comments

Cars dominate travel in Sydney for all trip lengths over one kilometre. Seriously increasing public transport's mode share is an enormous challenge; it will require making cars less attractive

Is driving quicker than taking the train?

Is driving quicker than taking the train?

Alan DaviesMay 21, 201543 Comments

Policy-makers should look at these numbers. Journeys made by car in Sydney are much faster than journeys made by train; they're a long way from being substitutes for each other