We make a vanishingly small percentage of short trips by public transport and it's mostly because we prefer the alternatives for this sort of travel. Transit's strengths lie elsewhere
It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible
The “transport divide” between the inner and outer suburbs assumes time spent travelling increases significantly with distance from the city centre. But does it?
The duration of the average work-related trip in Melbourne is consistent with other large world cities in developed countries but the average doesn't show there's considerable variation by mode
I’ve frequently mentioned that trips by public transport in Melbourne are longer on average than those by car. The exhibit above illustrates that difference using data from the Department of Transport’s VISTA data base. It shows the length of non-work trips in Melbourne by private vehicles versus public transport. For all practical purposes, it’s cars […]
On average, workers who live in the outer suburbs commute 2.5 times further to get to work one-way than their counterparts who live in the inner city. That’s in terms of distance – probably no surprises there. However what’s not always appreciated is the extra time they spend commuting isn’t that much more – only […]