Labor and the Coalition are promising $19 billion between them for transport projects – way down on the $163 billion promised in 2018 – but they’re as scornful of proper assessment processes as ever.
The Hoddle Grid that dictates the flow of vehicles and people in central Melbourne has had its day. It can be remade to reduce the dominance of cars and create a liveable city for the 21st century.
The layouts of our cities and their transport systems were not planned with women in mind. Inflexible services and inconveniently located schools, childcare and workplaces pose daily challenges.
Transport route closures are usually justified to the public on grounds of profitability. But that ignores the immense value of public transport to the labour market.
Scooter share schemes actually become more popular in hot weather, as people turn to them to avoid breaking a sweat
A comparison of 42 urban areas in New Zealand with 500 towns and cities in the US shows how much better local urban design has to be if we’re serious about reducing reliance on cars.
On-demand public transit can rival car ownership in convenience, while cutting emissions and cost, and simultaneously encouraging a mode shift towards public transport.
The benefits of cannibalising Sydney’s rail network to introduce new driverless services is far from clear.
My research shows how urban design can make it harder for women in some countries to make sustainable choices.
The industry’s prices and profits would be lower if laws were enforced.
Our research shows the best changes individuals can make to cut carbon emissions and reduce the effects of climate change.
Police checkpoints liberally dot Kenya’s highways, but they’re not just about keeping road users safe.
Transport planners estimate money spent on high-quality cycling infrastructure yields benefits between ten and 25 times the costs.
The budget will reveal some extra spending, but the Emissions Reduction Plan still treats climate change as merely a scientific, technical problem – when it has been a political problem all along.
Tackling climate change is a budget priority, but will we see the major investment in cycling infrastructure and public transport that is one obvious solution?
Local realities shape the transport system, making it less directly applicable as a model elsewhere.
Research shows apps designed to make journeys more environmentally friendly aren’t considering women’s transport needs.
A new study finds congestion charging and creating car-free streets and separated bike lanes have been most effective at reducing car use in European cities.
Free public transport risks worsening social inequalities, helping wealthier households who live in areas with good services while those in outer suburbs must still use cars.
On-street parking is an increasingly scarce resource as we take to our cars post-lockdowns. Here’s how to make the most of it.