Monthly Archives: May 2013

Build it, and they will come

East West Link – Budget announcement and information for landowners Coalition government announces that $294 million will be devoted to the construction of Melbourne’s East-West link tunnel.  A surprise, as the previously-adopted primary strategy to alleviate road congestion has been … Continue reading

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World’s Most Powerful Electric Concept

Applus+ Idiada Volar-E – The World’s Most Powerful Electric Vehicle (+VIDEO) “The car is based on the Croatian Rimac Concept One electric supercar, and its four electric motors with 1000 hp and 1002 Nm of torque, the most powerful electric … Continue reading

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How to Fit More People in Every City

Kent Larson: Brilliant Designs To Fit More People In Every City Kent Larson: “The idea was to give everybody a car, build roads to everything and give them a place to park when they get there.  It was not a … Continue reading

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User Based Transport Data

Charting Transport A great selection of user-based maps and stats showing mode share density and other information around Melbourne up to 2011.

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Department of Transport Stats

Investing in Transport – Chapter 4: Melbourne’s roads Good breadth of data regarding traffic volumes and congestion information and statistics.

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Why people use Their Cars

Van Acker – Full PDF Article A fantastic insight into the role of perception in defining travel mode choices.

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Changes in Travel Demand in Melbourne

Changes in Travel Demand in Melbourne – is it time for a new paradigm? “there has been a dramatic increase in patronage on sustainable modes of travel most evident in the surge in public transport patronage. … The conclusion from … Continue reading

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Protean: In-Wheel Motors

Protean’s In-Wheel Electric Motors Coming To Market In 2014 “The holy grail of electric vehicle technology is in-wheel electric motors, which put power directly to the street and eliminate a host of other parts. In-wheel electric motor maker Protean claims that by … Continue reading

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Google: Driverless Cars

Driverless cars: Look, no hands “[Google] expects its autonomous driving system to be ready for the market in five years. That may be optimistic, but by the 2020s some cars that drive themselves most or all of the time could … Continue reading

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Trollbike

I just found this terribly apt.

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