May 2, 2018 16
Dockless share bikes unfairly compete with other transport options by imposing costs on the community. It's up to the community to correct that.
March 20, 2018 23
The inland rail project is based on a sizeable subsidy to coal exporters just to get someone to use what its backers even admit is a white elephant.
May 24, 2017 10
There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.
November 24, 2016 20
The government has announced further steps in the development of its infrastructure plans -- including a brave inquiry into charging motorists for their road use.
April 15, 2016
Crikey readers discuss foreign policy and other issues of the day.
February 17, 2016 17
A major new Infrastructure Australia report shows just how difficult the challenge of getting infrastructure right is, especially in transport.
January 12, 2015
Cycling along the Seine may have a certain je ne sais quois, but Australia's inner city cyclists are keen to close the gap.
November 27, 2014
There are numerous reasons to think a Tullamarine rail link is not only financially irresponsible, but also unnecessary from a transport and city planning perspective.
August 1, 2013
Much like the 1963 film, monstrous construction costs are the biggest impediment to new transport infrastructure projects, writes Alan Davies.
July 8, 2013 17
As the pink batts program hits the front pages again, there's plenty of finger-pointing at Labor over workplace deaths. Look at the full picture, however, and it's a very different story.
April 12, 2013 61
The new report on high-speed rail shows that in Australia the numbers simply don't add up for it. And won't for many, many decades. It's time we all moved on.
April 11, 2013 22
Melbourne to Sydney by rail in under three hours? Don't listen to the inflated forecasts of cost and time that the federal government has released today, argues Tim Bohm, president of the Bullet Train for Australia political party. It's a no-brainer -- build it.
August 5, 2011 199
The HSR study relies on fast trains not having to cover their costs.
July 14, 2010 18
The original forecasts for Brisbane's new Clem7 tunnel was more than 100,000 trips per day by the middle of next year. These numbers are unrealistic, writes transport expert Peter Quick.
April 22, 2010
Thanks to the Eyjafjallajökull shambles, other travellers are starting to learn what Ed Gillespie has known for years: travelling overland is not just good for your eco-geek credentials. It's also a lovely way to recapture the romance of travel.
November 12, 2009
The EU is exploring a novel way of reducing fuel consumption: linking cars via wireless sensors into "road trains" on Europe's motorways, with one lead vehicle "pulling" all the others along while the drivers kick back and save on fuel.
November 11, 2009
No one would suggest it is safe for pedestrians to be on the roadway, so why should it be any different if a pedestrian gets on a bike? Ex NSW Roads Minister Carl Scully says cyclists should get off the road.
November 5, 2009 54
The notion of a Very Fast Train for the Melbourne-Sydney corridor has been shot down by new plans from Airbus to fly Very Large Planes between the two cities, because the entire cost, and risk, is funded by the privately owned airlines and airports.
May 19, 2009
In the Netherlands today, one in ten new bicycles sold is electric.
April 24, 2009
Auslink: frequently no appraisal, no cooperation and no planning, and no one ever evaluated anything.