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Including America's most bikeable neighbourhoods, love trains, lost buildings, world's most expensive train station, breakthrough technologies, and are shopping arcades the new laneways?,...
The 2013 architecture Awards season is getting into full swing across the nation. It's timely to ask if Awards tell us much about what good architecture is or if they're just about appearances
Cyclists are frequently criticised for ignoring red lights, but focussing on greater compliance won't make motorists accept them as legitimate road users
It looks like construction of Melbourne’s East-West Link freeway will go ahead while Melbourne Metro languishes, but the case hasn’t been made that the Link is the best road option available
Now that cycling is increasingly a 'mainstream' mode of transport, there're calls for cyclists to conform to the road rules. But it begs the question why some cyclists don't in the first place
An assortment of links including the day the music didn't die, stop calling people NIMBYs, Bicycles are mainstream now - stop at lights, the geography of hate, World's top 10 'redneck' cities........
The East-West Link promoted by Tony Abbott and Dennis Napthine looks questionable, but the media should promote debate on its merits not pedal equally doubtful arguments on the front page
Brisbane’s Cross River Rail and Melbourne’s Metro are good projects and warrant funding, but spending on transport infrastructure in the budget is driven more by smart politics than good policy
Los Angeles routinely ranks as one of the most congested cities in the US. Yet a new study says it offers greater accessibility to employment than any other metropolitan area in the country
James Packer reckons his planned hotel/casino in Barangaroo will be the most iconic building in Sydney since the Opera House. But is another international icon either necessary or achievable?
The winners of The Urbanist's Where to Ride competition are Sian Dart and Jane Lodge. For many entrants in the competition, too many bicycles in a household is never enough!
A diverse collection of links including women in the windows of Manhattan in 1960, street grids are for squares, what other cities look like when viewed the prism of yours, and more....
The Victorian government provided funding for a new freeway this week but spurned a new rail line. Its important to understand why state governments continue to favour roads over rail
Cyclists are outraged a jury found a truck driver not guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of a cyclist this week. It's time the law stopped treating cyclists as 'mere obstacles' to motorists
There's plenty to complain about with cities but sometimes it's refreshing to think about the positive things. In this project, train travellers are invited to report acts of kindness given and received
Smartphones and electronic devices are often cited as a major cause of car accidents. But is that a media invention? Does it distract attention from far more important causes of serious road casualties?
A diverse collection of links including a free e-book on Chicago, telling statistical truth from lies, underground metros in China, the dark side of social capital, the top 10 happiest cities in the world, and more
Although there's a lot of variation across countries, westerners are generally driving less. There're lots of potential explanations but pinning down the key ones is proving hard
The chances of getting the massive funding required to build major urban rail projects any time soon don't look promising. What might happen to our cities if they're never built?
The Fairfax press likes to beat-up public transport. Here it shows how to turn what ought to be a real positive for rail travel – the opening of a new station – into a PR disaster