Do we really need one each?
Think you couldn't possibly do without your car? There are more options than you might think.
The mining industry is the largest and perhaps most visible contributor to Australia’s army of long-distance commuters.
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.
New technology and real-time data are breaking down the old transport system silos.
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.
Water use for transport is significant.
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Travelling to work can require as much water as you use at home.
There are no quick fixes.
Australian governments should support the private sector to develop urban rail projects, based on examples from the US.
The Australian government should look to the private sector to fund, develop and run more urban rail projects.
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Reducing the work week is one of the easiest steps we could take to radically reduce our environmental impact.
If only commuting was so simple.
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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.
South Korea is one of many countries with a high speed rail network.
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.
Connecting the city and regions, long-distance commuting is a significant factor in regional centres.
Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and incomes.
Time to ditch those bad habits?
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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.
Cancel my nine o'clock.
Commuting is always a hot topic. This week, I was invited onto a BBC regional radio station to talk about why we find commuting so stressful: a caller had gone on a rant to producers about local roadworks…
Would cold hard cash help get Australians out of their cars and onto their bikes?
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Australian governments heavily subsidise car, bus and train commuting, but not cycling. Yet a new survey shows many workers would consider riding to work if they got paid for it, and most would even support…
Same service, higher prices.
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The announcement that rail fares will increase by up to 5.5% is yet another indictment of the failure of the country’s privatised railway industry. Railway privatisation was sold to the public on the basis…
Many cycle to work, but many more might - if the price is right.
The French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Energy Development has launched a trial scheme where commuters are paid to cycle to work. For six months, 20 companies with about 10,000 employees between…