Australians have a phobia of sitting in traffic and not finding a car park.
The arrival of autonomous vehicles would ideally reduce the number of cars on our roads. But this is a pipe dream without a robust public transport system and willingness to share.
Urgent and radical change in urban transport policies and practices will benefit the planet and future generations.
To cut emissions within the 12 years or so we have left to avoid disastrous global warming, we will need to change our old transport habits, using a combination of strategies to achieve this.
Private cars with built-in sharing technology will soon be available in Australia.
Car sharing is an important component of any transition towards a more sustainable transport system, but the practice has had some teething issues in Australia.
Where’s my bus?
Even in cities with good public transportation, some areas can be ‘transit deserts,’ where demand exceeds supply. Living in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services.
Four major disruptions of urban transport are set to transform city life, but exactly how remains uncertain.
Self-driving, shared, electric vehicles and increasing urban density represent four disruptions that will transform city life. But a transport utopia isn’t a guaranteed outcome of their interactions.
Lots of parking: the extraordinary amount of valuable land used to park cars in most cities could soon be freed up for other uses.
Cities around the world are starting to rethink the vast areas of land set aside for parking. The convergence of several trends likely will mean this space becomes available for other uses.
Is freelancing the future of employment?
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven’t solved the problem.
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.
China is ramping up its low-emission transport game – so will the rest of the world follow suit?
A self-driving bus completes a demonstration drive in Tokyo in July.
New technologies do not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, new transport technology needs to match the ways we want to move around cities and be accommodated by laws and regulations.
This is her first car, and it may be the last one she owns.
Automated vehicles are set to shake up the business model of the automotive industry, resulting in less people owning cars and many more sharing instead.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore gives car-sharing a try. By 2016, one in ten of the city’s households will have joined a car-share scheme.
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