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Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

Alan Davies August 10, 2017 2 Comments

Living within a 20-minute walk of your work, your supermarket, your gym, your doctor, your friends and family, etc, sounds like a very nice idea, but is it feasible?

Racism doesn’t start on the bus, so why the media obsession with shaming PT ranters?

Racism doesn’t start on the bus, so why the media obsession with shaming PT ranters?

Helen Razer June 6, 2017 10 Comments

The fixation on public transport “rants” is curious. These acts are rarely discussed as symptoms of broader social sicknesses.

Is 24-hour public transport really such a good idea?

Is 24-hour public transport really such a good idea?

Alan Davies May 1, 2017 7 Comments

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews' "Night Network" is the worst kind of initiative because it was an election promise made from opposition with scant analysis or regard for what’s good policy.

It’s time we actively reduced the number of private cars on the road

Alan Davies January 30, 2017 12 Comments

However, improving public transport, by itself, won't reduce our reliance on private vehicles.

Yes, we need to introduce congestion pricing. Here’s how to do it.

Jason Murphy December 14, 2016 8 Comments

The key is to not let the perfect become the enemy of the good.

Parking at the station? Time to pony up

Alan Davies July 26, 2016 4 Comments

Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step to addressing this should be to charge for it.

Infrastructure policy challenge has been laid bare — and voters won’t like it

Bernard Keane February 17, 2016 17 Comments

A major new Infrastructure Australia report shows just how difficult the challenge of getting infrastructure right is, especially in transport.

Abbott presides over a lost year on infrastructure

Abbott presides over a lost year on infrastructure

Bernard Keane May 6, 2015 16 Comments

Despite proclaiming himself the "infrastructure Prime Minister", Tony Abbott has wasted 20 months as construction falls.

Do cars or trains cost society more?

Do cars or trains cost society more?

Alan Davies April 24, 2015 11 Comments

If you thought subsidies for public transport were greater than those for cars, think again.

Going Dutch: look to the Netherlands to encourage cycling in Australia

Alan Davies March 16, 2015

Cycling in Australia was much bigger historically than it is now -- approaching 10% mode share during WWII.