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Customers who arrive on foot, by bicycle or by public transport contribute significantly more to the restaurant trade than the business owners realise. Mik Scheper/flickr

Parking isn’t as important for restaurants as the owners think it is

A new study shows that restaurateurs would be better off advocating for better public transport access to their precincts rather than for more parking.
A largely unused cycle lane between Sandton and Alexandra in Johannesburg. Njogu Morgan

Johannesburg’s bike lanes are not well used. Here’s why

Bike lanes in South Africa were meant to encourage commuter cycling and ease congestion but in Johannesburg the initiative garnered more outrage than support.
Self-driving cars need to ‘see’ what’s going on around them. Intel/Mobileye

How to make a driverless car ‘see’ the road ahead

For a driverless car to be safer than one driven by a person it must know what's going on around it. But making a system that can "see" is a challenge for tech companies.
Look! No driver in the Mercedes F 015 concept car shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Shutterstock/Steve Lagreca

Driverless cars, just imagine how we could use them

When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.
The scene of the fatal crash at Essendon Airport, where authorities allowed extensive development between the runways and surrounding housing. Joe Castro/AAP

Airport privatisations have put profit before public safety and good planning

Airport operators enjoy the privileged position in Australian planning law of being able to decide their own futures. Their exemption from state planning rules threatens orderly planning and safety.
This Melbourne traffic jam shows the system’s vulnerability to congestion. A data-based integrated transport approach may help it cope better with inevitable disruptions. Julian Smith/AAP

City streets become a living lab that could transform your daily travel

A project set up north of Melbourne's CBD aims to create a living laboratory for developing a highly integrated, smart, multimodal transport system.

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