A global study of 117 cities finds Australian capitals have fairly poor access by car. Public transport, cycling and walking access is better than in the US, but not as good as in Europe and China.
The sudden shift to remote work in 2020 has paved the way for a new type of workspace in the future.
COVID led to commuting time savings worth over $2,000 a year for each driver and $5,000 per public transport user. But as workplaces reopen, we may need road user charges to keep traffic flowing.
One in five now work exclusively from home in the UK. But remote workers still drive about as often as commuters – though for different reasons.
Between home and work is a window of time and space where we can choose our distractions. Staring out the train window, scrolling the news or perhaps listening to podcasts. We miss it.
New technologies and service models could revolutionise Britain's creaking, privatised bus networks.
More workplaces are allowing employees to telecommute, but there are still barriers to more flexible arrangements.