We spend on average about an hour a day travelling. Given this is unlikely to change, how can we make this time more productive and enjoyable?
A comparison of Australian cities reveals cyclists and walkers are still very much a minority of commuters, despite the economic, health and environmental costs. Action on three fronts is needed.
We constantly use electronic devices to distract ourselves from the tedium associated with waiting. Yet being bored can be a creative activity.
The evidence suggests a small investment in cycling infrastructure, combined with less punitive policing, would enable more Australians to escape daily traffic congestion.
For Melbourne drivers who comfort themselves with the thought that traffic congestion is worse in Sydney, sorry but new analysis shows overall delays are similar, but some commutes are especially bad.
All it takes is data ... lots of data.
Pedal to the office and your risk of an early death drop by over 40%.
Think you couldn't possibly do without your car? There are more options than you might think.
Regions that offer adquate amenities for residents have the best chance of converting long-distance commuters into the sort of new residents who can sustain regional prosperity.
Roads versus public transport: for decades, these have been the battle lines in debates over transport in our cities. But a revolution in mobility is under way that will transform our thinking.
Travelling to work can require as much water as you use at home.
There are no quick fixes.
The Australian government should look to the private sector to fund, develop and run more urban rail projects.
Reducing the work week is one of the easiest steps we could take to radically reduce our environmental impact.
Many of Britain's railway employees, customers and bosses are unhappy at the state of the nation's services.
Falling revenues and cuts are threatening a crucial lifeline for those living in country areas.
The private consortium CLARA is proposing a high speed rail network between Sydney and Melbourne paid for by value capture but it still relies on the benefits outweighing the costs.
Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and incomes.
It's the best time to make a fresh start.
Instead of trying to maintain our usual routines in the face of huge disruptions, we should use them as a welcome opportunity to mix things up.