Let’s get moving
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19 April 2018
We get a return ticket to one of the most important themes covered on ‘The Urbanist’ – mobility. As cities push to be less dependent on cars and promote public transport, we look at three outposts to see what they are getting right.
19 April 2018
Two years ago Slovenia’s largest city was the European Green Capital and the removal of motorised traffic from its historic centre opened up vast areas of public space. Since then the city has been reaping the rewards of turning around its urban-transit issues. We explore.
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Brisbane is home to one of the world’s first urban-linear ferry networks. The City Cat ferries cover about 15 kilometres of the Brisbane river and, while patronage has grown in recent years, most of their success has been with tourism rather than mass public transit.
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