Infrastructure & transport

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Revealed: car dealers a roadblock to electric vehicles

In the property industry real estate agents have been cited as one of the biggest barriers to uptake of sustainable housing and technology such as solar. Now it seems the equivalent in the car space – the dealer – is actively discouraging uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

Cyclists are paranoid, and with good reason

More than 70 per cent of London cyclists are paranoid that other road users are hostile or want to cause them harm, a study has found. And according to psychologists it’s a “normal and understandable response”, given the significant and real threats of urban cycling. 

Bikeshare: a challenge worth solving

Dockless share bikes are dotted across Australia’s major cities – useful to some, seemingly a nuisance to many. In Sydney, the debate is dominated by the accusation that bike share is a “bad thing” affecting the city, and that we would be better off kicking the bikes out.

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Closing the gender gap in active transport

A true measure of how a city’s transport networks perform is the number of women walking, cycling and using public transport, Sharon Moller argues.

CEFC makes first infrastructure equity commitment

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has tipped $150 million into Australia’s largest infrastructure fund to help reduce carbon emissions across airports, ports and electricity infrastructure.

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Cars flouting cyclist safety rules

One in six cars passing cyclists aren’t leaving the minimum required distance, according to a new study from Queensland University of Technology, which has called for better road infrastructure to reduce risks.