Weekend reading 11/12 November

Weekend reading 11/12 November


Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

One interpretation of a recent survey of cycling is that riding is losing popularity in cities. Maybe, or perhaps the numbers fluctuate between surveys in ways that aren’t a big worry

Is the popularity of cycling on the wane?

That was The week That was…

In this week’s Tw3 The Urbanist comments on:

  • Are “three Sydneys” better than one?
  • Is Sydney really full? The politics of urban density
  • Queensland election: does the Greens pledge of a flat $1 fare make sense?
  • Is high-density living worse for the environment than suburban sprawl?
  • Do vehicles hitting this rail bridge tell us there’s a bigger problem that lasers can’t fix?
  • Is selling public housing land to developers why there’s not enough housing for the poor
  • Why does Amsterdam work so well for bicycles?
  • Is riding a bicycle without a helmet “simply stupid”?
  • Is the Minister right to reject the Heritage Council’s recommendation?
  • Do the kinds of social changes brought on by online dating have wider implications for cities?

That was The week That was… w/e 5 November 2017


Weekend reading 4/5 November

Weekend reading


Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Politicans like to sell new roads and rail lines as the solution to traffic congestion but it’s an illusion. There are no quick or politically easy fixes for peak-hour traffic

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

There needs to be a clear and focused justification for spending billions of dollars on building a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

That was The week That was…

Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 29 October 2017

That was The week That was…

In this week’s Tw3 The Urbanist comments on:

  • Lonely Planet lists Canberra as one of the world’s three hottest destinations
  • Cars continue to rule Melbourne roads, Census shows
  • Labor spends $10 million on spinners to win over public on transport projects
  • What happens to the information you give to bike share companies?
  • Are Trains Better Than Bus Rapid Transit Systems? A Look at the Evidence
  • Ride sharing, better public transport have more to offer than solo car commutes
  • Barak, Kirner and Chloe firm in station naming race, no joy for Dusty or Winterfell
  • Becoming more urban: attitudes to medium-density living are changing in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Growing unpopularity of Australia’s growing population
  • Shifting the Dial: 5 year productivity review
  • Sirius denied heritage protection, again