Transport promises stretching as far as the eye can see: Victorian Labor’s big one is a $A50 billion suburban rail loop.
Whichever party wins, Victoria's new government will have promised the biggest transport infrastructure project in Australian history. So what are the promises and are they backed by proper assessment?
Road crashes and deaths are a grim daily reality all over the world.
Road traffic injuries are one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
Another election, another infrastructure promise – in the Andrews government’s case, a $50 billion suburban rail loop.
In the election bidding wars, parties commit billions to transport projects, often before all the work needed to justify these has been done. More cost-effective alternatives hardly get a look-in.
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One of Cape Town’s infamous “unfinished highways”.
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Transport in the palm of your hand.
The UK pioneered smart cards such as Oyster. But now, experimentation is being stifled as cash-strapped councils struggle to deliver basic services.
Staying at home puts women at greater risk of health problems – cities need to change to encourage them to go outside.
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The East-West Link is only one example of myriad infrastructure projects that have caused community controversy.
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We need to consider why transport infrastructure is so controversial, and how politicians can ensure they have the public's trust when making announcements for all transport projects.
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.
Get your life on track.
With train fares looking set to rise, there are some simple rules you can follow to get the best value tickets.
Most of Australia’s population is concentrated in big cities like Sydney and Melbourne.
Planners have long tried to determine the ideal city size, and ideas have evolved with changing circumstances. But a good city depends more on the way it's managed than on how many people it holds.
Top tips from transport academics: target the second, consider the first and ignore the third.
A sad fate for England’s bus service.
An expert crunches the numbers to reveal just how bleak Britain's bus crisis has become.
Transport and livestock are both significant contributors to nitrogen pollution.
The University of Melbourne is the first institution in Australia to have its nitrogen footprint calculated – it's 139 tonnes per year, mainly because of food production, energy use and transport.
The tricky math behind your bus route.
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It's annoying when your bus route gets off schedule or when buses bunch together. Why has it taken engineers so long to fix the problem?
A Heathrow expansion is going to benefit the rich and hurt the poor.
Daily routine affects how much polluted air we breathe.