Is Paris the right model for the Sydney of 2050?

We can learn lessons from cities like Paris, but we must be wary of the dangers in importing solutions that might work well elsewhere but aren’t matched to local circumstances

Is Paris the right model for the Sydney of 2050?


Should public transport fares be abolished?

It’s a popular idea, but the revenue foregone from abolishing fares in a city like Melbourne would have a bigger impact if it were instead spent on improving public transport to make it more competitive with driving

Should public transport fares be abolished?


Do citizens really like road pricing?

Citizen Juries are generally great PR for agencies and businesses, but as this recent case shows, they’re an artificial environment. The practical conclusions that can be drawn from their deliberations are limited

Do citizens really like road pricing?


Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?

Federal Labor’s promise to contribute $10 billion toward the cost of the $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop shows it’s prepared to see a generation or two of infrastructure funding pissed away if it offers a political advantage

Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?


Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?

Federal Labor’s promise to contribute $10 billion toward the cost of the $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop shows it’s prepared to see a generation or two of infrastructure funding pissed away if it offers a political advantage

Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?


Is Labor serious about electrical vehicles?

Labor’s policy on electrical vehicles (EVs) is probably good politics but it offers little substance in support of its optimistic targets. And there’s a lot it doesn’t address

Is Labor serious about electric vehicles?


How desperate can the Morrison government get?

The federal Coalition’s latest promise to spend up big on transport infrastructure and reform housing policy in cities policy looks more like electoral desperation than good sense

How desperate can the Morrison government get?