Labor’s policy on electrical vehicles (EVs) is probably good politics but it offers little substance in support of its optimistic targets. And there’s a lot it doesn’t address Is Labor serious about electric vehicles?
Articles from The Melbourne Urbanist
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?
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?
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?
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?
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? 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
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?
The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it’s The Urbanist’s annual list of interesting books – both fiction and non-fiction – to read over the holidays The Urbanist’s annual holiday reading guide
The Andrews Government secured a massive swing at Saturday’s Victorian election in large measure because it wowed and delighted cynical voters by building productive infrastructure sooner rather than later Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?