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Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?

Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?

It'll probably make sense one day, but the promised $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop is the wrong project at this time. There are much higher priorities. The Andrews government should be helped to back away from this careless and cynical commitment

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Why does it matter that most jobs aren’t in the city centre?

Understanding that most jobs are outside the city centre is vital, because the challenges they present for transport infrastructure policy are more complex and more politically difficult

How safe is cycling on city roads?

How safe is cycling on city roads?

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury while cycling on urban roads is extremely low, but it seems our tolerance for risk is even lower

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

Can public transport define the 20-minute city?

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

A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

A fantasy cycling map for inner Melbourne

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality cycling network could look like in an Australian city. At present, unfortunately, it's sheer fantasy

Does Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ work for secondary school trips?

Does Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ work for secondary school trips?

If Malcolm Turnbull’s idea of the 30-minute city is going to work anywhere it should work for traditionally local trips like getting to high school, shouldn't it?

How big is the “transport divide” between inner and outer suburbs?

How big is the “transport divide” between inner and outer suburbs?

The “transport divide” between the inner and outer suburbs assumes time spent travelling increases significantly with distance from the city centre. But does it?

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

Do dark tinted car windows look cool to cyclists?

The bicycle is already a serious mode of urban travel but riders are vulnerable in traffic - the fashion for very dark tinting of car windows threatens the potential of cycling

How important is public transport?

How important is public transport?

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

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

How important is cycling in Australian cities?

New data shows cycling is already much more important than policy-makers recognise. More trips are made by bicycle on a weekday in Melbourne than are made by either tram or bus