Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Australia

Melbourne’s Complete Streets

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In August, I had the pleasure of spending a little more than two weeks in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is the country’s second-largest city, with 3.8 million residents in the metropolitan area. Despite its size, from a walking and transportation standpoint (to say nothing of a coffee-drinking perspective), Melbourne almost defines the term "livable city." Trams […]

StreetFilm: Traffic Calming Done Right in Melbourne

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Clarence Eckerson files this report (and StreetFilm) from Melbourne, Australia: This city really is wonderful. Art, happiness, liveliness, and good walking everywhere (between daily runs and walking I am averaging about 10 miles per day). The incredible thing is the TRAFFIC CALMING. Unless you are on a real highway no matter where you go there […]

Bikes Outsell Cars Down Under

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Cyclists queue up on Brunswick Street in Melbourne. Australians bought more bikes than cars last year by a record 40 percent margin, according to a report released this week by the Cycling Promotion Fund. It was the eighth straight year bike sales topped auto sales, bolstering appeals to re-direct government spending toward bike-ped projects, such […]