Topic archives: transit

Weekend reading 18/19 November

November 17, 2017 2

Weekend reading 4/5 November

November 3, 2017

That was The week That was… w/e 22 October

That was The week That was… w/e 22 October

October 22, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 22 October 2017

That was The week That was… w/e 15 October

That was The week That was… w/e 15 October

October 16, 2017 1

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories in the news over the week ending 15 October 2017 bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism

Weekend reading 14/15 October

October 13, 2017

Weekend reading 23/24 September

September 22, 2017

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

April 17, 2017 20

Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

April 10, 2017 15

The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

April 20, 2016 10

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?

December 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?

April 1, 2014 5

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?

March 17, 2014 8

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?

February 12, 2014 17

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

August 27, 2013 3

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

June 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?

February 22, 2013 35

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?

December 4, 2012 21

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?

November 7, 2012 9

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.

Does public transport use correlate with density in Australian cities?

Does public transport use correlate with density in Australian cities?

October 21, 2012 2

In Australian cities, public transport use correlates with population density. More importantly though, it correlates with the degree to which population is concentrated.

Are commuters shifting to public transport?

Are commuters shifting to public transport?

September 27, 2012 12

The latest release of the American Community Survey provides a reminder of the enormity of the task of shifting commuters into more sustainable modes. Transit's mode share barely moved over the last 11 years despite large investment in new systems.