Category Archives: Public transport

They saw it coming…

The car was always the cause of all the problems in our cities. As we start the new year, let’s take a look back at how everyone knew the automobile was a menace, yet somehow let it take over anyway. … Continue reading

Posted in Active transport, Hazards, Motor cars, trucks, Public transport, Sustainable development | Leave a comment

Active Whitehorse News

The latest Active Whitehorse News is now online for you to read and enjoy. Find out why Walkable Steets are More Economically Productive. This is backed by research  by the Heart Foundation and Transport for London. How to help Build … Continue reading

Posted in Active transport, Cycling, Health, Motor cars, trucks, Public transport, Sustainable development, Walking | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Active transport, Children, Cycling, Disability, Hazards, Health, Motor cars, trucks, Public transport, Safety, Sustainable development, Walking | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Active transport, Cycling, Health, Motor cars, trucks, Public transport, Sustainable development, Walking | Leave a comment

Bike Parking. A chicken or egg problem?

If cyclist-friendly cities like Copenhagen can offer abundant and conveniently sited parking space for bikes, why not Australian cities? Grey Geezer/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA The problem isn’t dockless share bikes. It’s the lack of bike parking Glen Fuller, Gordon Waitt, Ian … Continue reading

Posted in Active transport, Cycling, Public transport | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Active transport, Cycling, Motor cars, trucks, Public transport | 4 Comments

Good for Busine$$

The $$ benefits of walking and cycling friendly streets This report explores the economic benefits of making streets more walking and cycling friendly. It looks at case studies from around the world showing that catering for pedestrians and cyclists provides … Continue reading

Posted in Active transport, Children, Cycling, Health, Public transport, Safety, Walking | Tagged , , | Leave a comment