Category Archives: Motor cars, trucks

Cars – do we really need them?

Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet By: Hulya Gilbert, University of South Australia; Andrew Allan, University of South Australia; Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne, and Johannes Pieters, University of South Australia Children today spend more … Continue reading

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More people driving change

Build it and they’ll come “Traffic models predict more driving, you build more roads & more people drive. But would they have driven more without the new roads?” – @BrentToderian

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Walking with Wheels

Can the Dutch Strategy for Cycling Work in North America? “Rather than view cyclists as little cars, we should view them as pedestrians with wheels. Then cycling no longer becomes about fitness or speed—it just becomes a slightly faster way … Continue reading

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Kid and Family Friendly towns

Deliberate design works! Want Families Downtown? Design for them! I've just assembled the definitive collection of tweets on designing kid & family friendly downtowns. Read & share. https://t.co/9s3G9waT8n — Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) May 18, 2017

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Too much of a good thing?

Walk, ride or scoot this October! Walk to School 2018 runs from the 8th of October through to 2nd November. Check out https://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/ and leave the car at home…but not just for the month…make it permanent!  

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Happiest Children

Why are Dutch children the HAPPIEST and healthiest on earth? Around 75% of 12 – 16 year old Dutch children ride to school. C’mon Australian parents … stop driving your kids to school and let them be healthier and happier … Continue reading

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Active is BE$T

Total cost to society per commute Coburg to Melbourne CBD Source: Deloitte Access Economics The Age today reports that Deloitte Access Economics research… “modelled a journey from Coburg to Flinders Street Station via car, train and bicycle and found – … Continue reading

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