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?


Why is east coast High Speed Rail still being taken seriously?

It says something truly awful about our political culture and the standard of public discourse, especially around cities and transport, that east coast High Speed Rail can still be trotted out to applause all round

Why is east coast High Speed Rail still being taken seriously?


What would happen if public transport use grew faster?

Even with bullish projections for public transport growth, cars look set to remain the dominant mode in Australian cities. Much closer attention must be given to tackling motoring directly

What would happen if public transport use grew faster?


Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don’t have a right to the roads?

Very few motorists are actively hostile toward cyclists, but many more don’t see cyclists as legitimate or equal road users. There’s a role for government in helping to change negative attitudes

Why do (some) motorists think cyclists don’t have a right to the roads?


Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?

It’ll probably make sense one day, but the promised $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop is the wrong project at this time. There are much higher priorities. The Andrews government should be helped to back away from this careless and cynical commitment

Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?


Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?

Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia’s capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer

 


Where to with transport in our capital cities?

The start of the year is an opportune time to take a big-picture view of the state of passenger transport in Australia’s major urban areas. The key challenge for policy-makers is to “tame” the car

Where to with transport in our capital cities?