What can be done here is to present the transcript of three gems from Australian commentators in the Step away from the car 2.0 podcast, recorded at Australia Walking and Cycling Conference. One of my favourites is Getting There Faster by Slowing Down, featuring Paul Tranter, an academic, here in Canberra.
The lack of leadership in Canberra has been an ongoing woe. The UK has demonstrated one approach to fixing this.
Urban sprawl has many costs but in Australian cities, it is still the norm, so we tend not to think about the alternatives.
Appreciating life has much to do with slowing down. If we ride bikes we will do that and get there faster too then taking the car.
Modern cities require a mix of transport: walking, cycling, light rail, bus and car. More recently micromobility has been added to the mix with the introduction of scooters and other electric gadgets. It is time to step away from the car.