Category Archives: Public transport

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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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

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Building the Cycling City

The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality This book, Building the Cycling City, should be compulsory reading for all Australian urban planners and city councillors. It’s about much more than just cycling – it’s about how the Dutch blueprint for Active … Continue reading

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How liveable is Melbourne really?

New livability report settles the score A new report measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity. Read the findings of the Liveability … Continue reading

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Building a Cycling City

Urban Vitality – Its needed here too. In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to … Continue reading

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Perspectives Differ

Your perspective on a good outcome depends on who you are or who you represent. WATAG believes that Community amenity shouldn’t be overwhelmingly influenced by Traffic Engineers – as is often the case these days. They tend to call on … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Path

Who is getting their fair share of the space available? First Path In the beginning was the path. It was undifferentiated, shared by people and animals alike, and eventually wheeled vehicles pulled by humans and animals. While dating the First Path … Continue reading

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