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ACT GOVERNMENT SPENDS BIG ON CYCLING BUT SAFETY CONCERNS REMAIN

Canberra Times, 10 July 2015

The ACT has invested more in cycling infrastructure per head of population than any other government in Australia, according to a new study. The government-funded Australian Bicycle Council’s annual implementation report, released this week, found the territory government has spent $7.88 on cycling initiatives per Canberran. Read more

PETER NEWMAN’S ANALYSIS OF THE PERTH FREIGHT LINK

Prof Peter Newman’s presentation (Tuesday 14th July) of his analysis of the Perth Freight Link is on YouTube and approx 45 minutes long.

The report on which this is based is downloadable at www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/files/1867bf80-e370-4d99-a55d-a4b9011d8180/Perth_Freight_Link_Making_the_right_investment_in_Perths_Freight_Task_-_8_June_2015.pdf

Public transport is always greener on the other side

The Coversation, 8 August 2015

 Australians have very high expectations of their public transport systems. They consistently prefer investment in public transport over investment in roads. State elections have been lost when politicians don’t meet those expectations.

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Planning Boomtown and Beyond- 16 Nov

We are pleased to announce the PATREC Research Forum 2015 which will be held on Monday 16 November 2015 at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle (WA).

Please save the date for our Research Forum “Planning Boomtown and Beyond”.
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Australia was ready to act on climate 25 years ago, so what happened next?

The Guardian, 6 August 2015

 There’s something about climate change that almost everyone in Australia has either forgotten or never knew in the first place.  In 1990 Bob Hawke announced his government wanted the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by the year 2005.

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