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How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

Alan DaviesApr 20, 201610 Comments

New data provides valuable and possibly surprising insights into how Australian city dwellers use public transport and its potential to change the nature of urban travel

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

What were the most-read articles published by The Urbanist in 2015?

Alan DaviesDec 31, 2015

A “top-20” list of those articles published by The Urbanist that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of 2015, from trains to bicycles, architecture, motorways, and much more

Would free public transport really be such a good idea?

Would free public transport really be such a good idea?

Alan DaviesApr 1, 20145 Comments

There was lots of discussion around the nation last week about the idea of abolishing fares on public transport. At first glance it might sound like a great idea, but here're ten issues to think about first

Is transit winning the transport battle in the US?

Is transit winning the transport battle in the US?

Alan DaviesMar 17, 20148 Comments

New data shows public transport use in the US in 2013 was the highest it’s been since 1956. But that should be small comfort – compared to cars, public transport use in the US is still piddling

How will we get to work in the future?

How will we get to work in the future?

Alan DaviesFeb 12, 201417 Comments

Achieving even a modest increase in the share of urban work trips carried by public transport in the future will be extraordinarily hard and require new ways of thinking about transport

Circular rail maps of Sydney and Melbourne

Circular rail maps of Sydney and Melbourne

Alan DaviesAug 27, 20133 Comments

A London designer has prepared maps for the rail systems of Sydney and Melbourne based on the geometry of concentric circles. They highlight the orbital connectivity of networks

An Aggregation of links for urbanists

An Aggregation of links for urbanists

Alan DaviesJun 21, 2013

Priced-out of Paris; three starchitects in Germany; multi modal public transport journeys; declining demand for husbands; can a city be successful without transit?; can we still build real architecture; bicycle helmets & concussion; welcome to exurbia...

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Alan DaviesFeb 22, 201335 Comments

Any optimist who thinks civic virtue is flourishing in our cities should have a look at the ease with which public transport fare evaders rationalise and justify their behaviour

Is public transport as green as you think?

Is public transport as green as you think?

Alan DaviesDec 4, 201221 Comments

It's true emissions from public transport aren't as low relative to cars as is popularly imagined, but the savings are still significant. And there are other good reasons to invest in worthwhile transit services.

How cost-effective are new rail transit projects?

How cost-effective are new rail transit projects?

Alan DaviesNov 7, 20129 Comments

Many newer rail-based transit projects aren't cost-effective. Too often it's assumed one transit project is as good as any other. More effort needs to go into building the right projects in the right places.

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