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Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

Are Australia’s big cities dense enough?

The extensive suburbs in the middle rings of Australia's east coast capitals explain why the "missing middle" is so much less dense than in comparable Canadian cities

Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

Is the bicycle helmet law such a big deal?

The mandatory helmet law isn't a first-order issue for cycling; the evidence that repeal would boost cycling significantly isn't convincing. The main game is infrastructure

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in June

Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist in June

Including food deserts, cities in the future, fuel excise, apartment standards, bicycle-friendly cities, driverless cars, public transport vs cars, cultural precincts, Sydney vs Vancouver, and more

How does Sydney compare to Vancouver on travel?

How does Sydney compare to Vancouver on travel?

Vancouver is often cited as a city that does transport and planning right. Compared on a like-for-like basis, Sydney holds up pretty well when it comes to shares of public transport and active modes

Does cycling infrastructure reduce serious accidents?

Does cycling infrastructure reduce serious accidents?

A new Canadian study confirms what cyclists intuitively know: providing quality cycling infrastructure reduces the risk of accidents and serious injuries

Is the law on helmets why bikeshare is failing?

Is the law on helmets why bikeshare is failing?

It’s not surprising Vancouver is dragging its feet on implementing the city’s promised bikeshare scheme – it’s one of the few major cities in the world with a law mandating the wearing of helmets by adults. There seems to be good reason for Vancouver to be nervous: the available evidence indicates bikeshare has failed in […]